Saratoga Cocktail Recipe
This is the classic recipe for a Saratoga cocktail. It combines everything that's great about the Manhattan and metropolitan recipes into one glass to create a sensational drink both whiskey and brandy lovers will enjoy.
The recipe dates to the 1880s, making its first print appearance in Jerry Thomas' "Bar-Tenders Guide." The story goes that it was created in Saratoga Springs, New York, the 19th-century vacation and gambling hot spot often compared to Las Vegas today.
In the Saratoga, you'll simply pour equal amounts of brandy, whiskey, and sweet vermouth, adding a couple of dashes of bitters to marry the flavors. Rye whiskey is often preferred, though some people enjoy it with a bold bourbon.
Prep time: 3 Minutes
Nutrition: 182 Calories
- 1 ounce brandy
- 1 ounce whiskey
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes bitters
- Lemon twist, for garnish
- Gather the ingredients.
- In a mixing glass filled with ice, pour the brandy, whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
- Stir well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Twist a lemon or orange peel over the glass and drop it into the drink. Serve and enjoy.
Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails