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Affinity cocktail
Affinity cocktail: a vintage recipe dating from the beginning of the 20th century.


For 1 person
1/3 Scotch whisky
1/3 Vermouth rosso
1/3 Vermouth dry
1 dash of Angostura bitters

How to make

Technique: shaker / Glass: martini / Type: short drink (7cl) / Time: 4 mn
  1. Shake the scotch whisky, the 2 vermouths and the Angostura bitters with a few ice cubes.

  2. Strain into a martini glass.

  3. Add a squeeze of lemon to the rim of the glass.


The Affinity cocktail dates from the beginning of the 20th century because it is mentioned in the Washington Post of October 29, 1907. It is mentioned there that at the first Affinity drank l horizon takes on a rosy hue, the second makes Wall Street appear with a host of gleaming lambs in the center, and the third green grass spreads around it with birds singing in the fig trees and that's when the affinity appears.

This same article reveals the original recipe for the Affinities cocktails, which were then made with Scotch whisky, vermouth rosso, Orange bitters and a spoonful of powdered sugar.

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