Savoy Tango
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Savoy Tango
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.54 / 5
Originally featured in Harry Craddock’s famous 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' of 1930. The book says about this cocktail: "This cocktail is a very great favourite at the Savoy Hotel, London, ... more Originally featured in Harry Craddock’s famous 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' of 1930. The book says about this cocktail: "This cocktail is a very great favourite at the Savoy Hotel, London, where it was invented".
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Savoy Cockail Book
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Sloe Gin
Alcohol content
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40% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Savoy Tango

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Sloe Gin with something else in a Savoy Tango?

Yes, if you don't have Sloe Gin, you can try using a berry-flavored liqueur or regular gin infused with berries. However, keep in mind that Sloe Gin's unique flavor is quite distinctive, and substitutions may alter the cocktail's traditional taste.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Savoy Tango shaken and not stirred?

The Savoy Tango is shaken to better mix the dense sloe gin with the Calvados, creating a uniform taste and a slightly aerated texture that enhances the drinking experience. Shaking also chills the cocktail more effectively than stirring.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Savoy Tango?

The Savoy Tango is best served in a chilled cocktail glass, which helps keep the drink cold. Optionally, you can garnish with a thin apple slice or a twist of lemon peel to enhance the visual appeal and add a slight aromatic element.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Savoy Tango compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 40%, the Savoy Tango is on the stronger side compared to many other cocktails. Its content is higher than light cocktails such as mimosas (around 10%) but similar to other spirit-forward cocktails like martinis.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasion is the Savoy Tango best suited for?

The Savoy Tango, with its strong flavor and warming qualities, is perfect for evening events or gatherings in cooler months. Its sophistication makes it suitable for formal occasions or as an elegant after-dinner drink.

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