Imbibing Mr. Boston: Bombay Cocktail


Chances are, if you’ve done any cocktail research you’ve come across the name Harry Craddock.  Harry was an American bartender working at the London Savoy Hotel during prohibition and author of “The Savoy Cocktail Book”, still in print after 83 years.  The Bombay is one of the creations you can find in its pages.  Whether he invented it or not, is unknown.  I’m not sure why the Mr. Boston Guide calls for anisette, since absinthe was originally used and is widely available today.  I made it with anisette however, and felt it was too sweet.  I did like the orange and licorice flavor though.

1oz brandy
0.5oz dry vermouth
0.5oz sweet vermouth
0.25oz triple sec
0.25 tsp anisette

Stir with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

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