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Creole, Swank Cocktail #27

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Creole Cocktail
Creole Cocktail

The Creole is cocktail number 27 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.

Creole Cocktail history

The name “Creole cocktail” appears to have been used on a variety of cocktails from the 1880s forward, with the ingredients varying greatly, and none close to the Swank Creole cocktail recipe. It is interesting to note that the 1890 version outlined in the St. Joseph Daily News, was identified as a “health drink.”

The Latest Summer Drinks" newspaper article, The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania), 27 July 1889, p. 2, col. 4.
The Latest Summer Drinks” newspaper article, The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania), 27 July 1889, p. 2, col. 4.
Ryan’s Liquor Shop, Bottoms Up, Ryan’s Guide to Pleasant Drinking, 1900, p. 23, Creole Lady Cocktail.
Ryan’s Liquor Shop, Bottoms Up, Ryan’s Guide to Pleasant Drinking, 1900, p. 23, Creole Lady Cocktail.
"Summer Drinks," newspaper article, St. Joseph Daily News (St. Joseph, Missouri), 18 June 1890, p. 6, col. 4.
“Summer Drinks,” newspaper article, St. Joseph Daily News (St. Joseph, Missouri), 18 June 1890, p. 6, col. 4.
Straub’s Manual of Mixed Drinks, 1913, p. 19, Creole Cocktail.
Straub’s Manual of Mixed Drinks, 1913, p. 19, Creole Cocktail.

Creole Cocktail recipe

Creole Cocktail recipe
Creole Cocktail recipe

1/2 Whiskey, 1/2 Sweet Vermouth, 2 dashes Benedictine, 2 Amer Picon. Stir with ice and strain into glass. Twist of Lemon peel.

Ingredients used:

  • Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Gallo Sweet Vermouth
  • D.O.M BĂ©nĂ©dictine
  • Amaro Averna Siciliano as a substitute for Amer Picon, which was unavailable
  • Lemon twist

Creole Cocktail review

Our ratings (1-5 🍸)

Greg: 🍸🍸
Kim: 🍸🍸🍸

Life in Cape Cod is fabulous, but it does come along with some challenges when procuring certain items. We tried three of the larger liquor stores and none could come up with Amer Picon or anything close to it, in store or from their wholesalers. So, we substituted Amaro Averna Siciliano as it was just a couple of dashes. We didn’t love this one; it is quite whisky forward.

Next up… Cocktail #28, Cuba Libre

Swank Cocktail Guide: 80 cocktails in 80 days

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