American Beauty is cocktail number seven on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Quite a few different cocktail recipes are named the American Beauty Cocktail, but this one dates back to at least 1913 when it appeared in Straub’s Manual of Mixed Drinks as a punch.
American Beauty cocktail recipe
1/3 Brandy, 1/3 Dry Vermouth, 1/3 Orange juice, dash white Creme de Menthe, 1 dash Grenadine. Shake with ice, top carefully with a little Port.
- E & J Brandy
- Dolin Dry Vermouth
- Dow’s 2000 Vintage Port
- Hiram Walker Creme de Menthe
- Rose’s Grenadine
- Fresh squeezed orange juice
American Beauty cocktail review
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A spectacular cocktail! The American Beauty is one of those cocktails that you have to remind yourself that it has quite a bit of spirit or you’d head back in to make another, and another…
We used a 20 year old vintage port because it was open, and probably a tad more than a little, but most likely any decent vintage port would be fine in this delectable beverage.
Next up… Cocktail #8, Applejack Sour