This morning, the optimistically named British Summer Time came to the end for another year and the UK once again reverted to GMT – it’s now officially winter.
As I write this, it’s 5.30 in the evening and it’s dark. On days like this, your cocktail either has to be warming and comforting (like the Princeton) or one that treats the impending winter with disdain.
A cocktail called Damn the Weather definitely falls into the latter camp.
It’s apparently been around since the 1920s and is in the Savoy Cocktail book, but a cursory web search doesn’t find much more about it. Nonetheless, with a name like that, how could I resist?
(Also, one of my readers asked for more gin and sweet vermouth cocktails and it meets both those criteria.)
Damn the Weather
2 msr dry gin
1 msr sweet vermouth
1 msr orange juice
1/2 msr orange curacao
Shake with lots of ice and pour into a chilled whisky glass.
I didn’t have curacao, but Cointreau works just as well.
This is sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. There’s lots of orange flavours from the juice and Cointreau that offsets the harshness of the gin.
Cocktail aficionados will spot that this is a variation of the Bronx, one of the absolute classics – one that I plan to do next week…