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S.G.
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.97 / 5
Featured in Harry Craddock’s 1930 book 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' this is a great simple cocktail. The book says of the cocktail: "This cocktail is very popular in the officers' ... more Featured in Harry Craddock’s 1930 book 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' this is a great simple cocktail. The book says of the cocktail: "This cocktail is very popular in the officers' mess of the Scots Guards, hence its name."
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Base ingredient
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Whiskey
Alcohol content
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13.09% | 3.6 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

S.G. presents a classic fusion of citrus and whiskey, energized subtly by grenadine. The sharpness of lemon and orange juices melded with the robustness of whiskey creates a cocktail with a crisp, refreshing kick and a smooth, sweet undertone.

Method
How to make a S.G.

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

Why is the S.G. cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The S.G. cocktail is shaken to thoroughly mix the dense grenadine syrup with the other liquids, ensuring a uniform flavor and temperature. Shaking also introduces a slight dilution and aeration, which can enhance the drink's texture and taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of whiskey in the S.G. cocktail?

Absolutely! While the base recipe calls for a specific type of whiskey, feel free to experiment with others like bourbon, rye, or scotch to alter the flavor profile. Each type of whiskey brings its own unique characteristics to the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing ideas for the S.G. cocktail?

For the S.G. cocktail, consider garnishing with a slice of orange or lemon to complement the citrus flavors in the drink. A cherry or a twist of citrus peel can also add a decorative touch and a hint of additional flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving the S.G. cocktail?

The S.G. cocktail is best served in a cocktail glass, as specified in the recipe. This type of glass, also known as a martini glass, is classic and elegant, providing an excellent presentation while concentrating the drink's aromas towards the nose.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the S.G. compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of approximately 13.09%, the S.G. cocktail falls into a moderate range of alcohol content compared to other classic cocktails. It's stronger than a standard light cocktail like a Mimosa but less potent than heavy hitters like a Martini or Manhattan.

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