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.”
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.
- Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Gallo Sweet Vermouth
- D.O.M Bénédictine
- Amaro Averna Siciliano as a substitute for Amer Picon, which was unavailable
- Lemon twist
Creole Cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
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