Classic Cocktails

Queen Elizabeth Cocktail

1 dash absinthe
1/4 lemon juice
1/4 Cointreau
1/2 dry gin

Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass.

Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

A Classic Cocktail


2 dashes orange bitters
1/2 jigger of French vermouth
1/2 jigger of Calisaya
1 dash absinthe

Stir in iced mixing glass and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

"An extremely 'dry' cocktail. 'Brut' (French) means 'raw.'  Many customers pronounced it 'Brute,' and so thought it."

The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book