Pendennis Club
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Pendennis Club
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This classic is named after the Pendinnis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, which is popularly supposed to be the birthplace of the Old Fashioned. This classic is named after the Pendinnis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, which is popularly supposed to be the birthplace of the Old Fashioned.
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Dry gin
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Cocktail cherry
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34.29% | 3.6 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Pendennis Club

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and a dash of chilled water
Shake well and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish with a maraschino cherry before serving

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

·  Dash  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Pendennis Club cocktail?

The Pendennis Club cocktail traces its origin back to the Pendennis Club, a private social club founded in 1881 in Louisville, Kentucky. The club is known for its genteel tradition and has been credited with the creation of several classic cocktails, including this one. The exact date of the cocktail’s creation is not well documented, but it is believed to have been concocted in the early 20th century, embodying the club's sophistication and love for unique and elegant drinks.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of bitters if I don’t have Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters?

While Peychaud's Aromatic Bitters is traditional and lends the cocktail its distinct flavor profile, you can substitute it with other types of bitters to suit your taste or availability. Angostura bitters are a common alternative, though they will slightly alter the flavor of the cocktail, making it a bit more herbaceous. It's a great way to experiment with the cocktail and find your own preferred version.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some recommended garnishes for the Pendennis Club cocktail?

To complement the elegant and refreshing nature of the Pendennis Club cocktail, a thin slice of lime or an apricot slice makes an excellent garnish. These garnishes not only add a visual appeal but also subtly enhance the fruit flavors in the drink. A twist of lime peel can also be an aromatic addition, enhancing the sensory experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Pendennis Club cocktail for maximum enjoyment?

The Pendennis Club cocktail is best served cold, in a chilled cocktail glass. For an optimal experience, shake the mixture vigorously with ice to properly chill and dilute the cocktail, then strain it into the glass. This ensures the cocktail is served at the perfect temperature and consistency, enhancing its flavors and making it more refreshing.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Pendennis Club cocktail?

The Pendennis Club cocktail, with its elegant and refreshing profile, is perfectly suited for a variety of occasions. It shines as an aperitif for dinner parties, lending an air of sophistication. It's also well-suited for cocktail hour at social clubs, weddings, or special celebrations where a classic and distinctive drink can be appreciated. Moreover, its light and invigorating nature makes it a delightful choice for summer gatherings or as a refined drink option at brunch.

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