Whist Cocktail
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Whist Cocktail
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.98 / 5
Originally featured in Harry Craddock’s famous 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' of 1930. Here is quote from the book about this cocktail: "This is a delightful drink that has been known ... more Originally featured in Harry Craddock’s famous 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' of 1930. Here is quote from the book about this cocktail: "This is a delightful drink that has been known in the West Indies for countless years. It might be described as a West Indies 'Sundowner.'"
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Savoy Cockail Book
Cocktail Of The Day
Base ingredient
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White rum
Alcohol content
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34% | 4.08 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
60ml 2oz 6cl

Method
How to make a Whist Cocktail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all 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

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best method to chill the Whist Cocktail?

The Whist Cocktail, indicated to be served cold, is best chilled by shaking it with ice in a cocktail shaker until well-chilled, then straining it into a cocktail glass. This method not only chills the drink but also slightly dilutes it, enhancing its flavors.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of glass is recommended for the Whist Cocktail, and are there any alternatives?

The recommended glass for serving the Whist Cocktail is a cocktail glass, which helps to concentrate the aroma on the nose, enhancing the drinking experience. However, if a cocktail glass isn't available, a martini glass or a coupe glass can serve as good alternatives, offering a similar aesthetic and function.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum if I don't have white rum for the Whist Cocktail?

Yes, if white rum is not available, you can substitute it with another type of light rum to maintain the color and flavor balance of the Whist Cocktail. Dark rum can also be used for a deeper taste, though it will change the flavor profile slightly.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Whist Cocktail compare to that of a standard cocktail?

The Whist Cocktail has an alcohol content of 34%, which puts it on the higher end of the spectrum compared to many standard cocktails that hover around 20-30% alcohol by volume. Its higher alcohol content comes from the combination of white rum, red vermouth, and Calvados, making it a stronger choice.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Whist Cocktail?

Due to its elegant presentation and slightly higher alcohol content, the Whist Cocktail is well-suited for formal occasions or sophisticated gatherings. It could also be a great choice for a themed cocktail party, offering a unique and refined drinking option.

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