The XYZ is cocktail number 79 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
XYZ cocktail history
In 1930, Harry Craddock included the XYZ cocktail in his The Savoy Cocktail Book on page 178.
1/4 Lemon Juice.
1/2 Bacardi Rum.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.
By 1933, the XYZ cocktail made an appearance in Dan Thomas’ syndicated column, “Hollywood Gossip.”
XYZ cocktail recipe
1/2 Dark Rum, 1/4 Cointreau, 1/4 Lemon juice. Shake well with crushed ice and strain into glass.
- Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum
- Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
XYZ cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
Another cocktail that reminds us of something handed when entering a Caribbean dinner or an island-themed party. Drinkable, but afterward you head to the bar for something else.
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