Piccadilly and Gloom Raiser

A recipe of a Piccadilly Cocktail I’ve found in one of my favorite cocktail books – Cocktails and Mixed Drinks by Anthony Hogg (1979). This cocktail has rather classic composition and utilizes one of my favorite herbal liqueur – Pernod. The Pernod is a strong anise-flavored liqueur from France. It is common substitute of absinthe.

The Piccadilly Cocktail (Коктейль Пикадилли)


50 ml gin
25 ml vermouth dry
dash pastis
dash grenadine
Stir. Cocktail glass.

The Piccadilly Cocktail is an admirable strong drink with rather dry taste and light anise flavor. This cocktail is so similar to another British cocktail – the Gloom Raiser. One of version of this cocktail has been discovered by me yet. It’s so peculiar variation of famous Dry Martini. Another version of Gloom Raiser Cocktail I’ve found on CocktailDB.

The Gloom Raiser Cocktail (Коктейль Хмурый Подъемник)

Gloom Raiser

45 ml gin
15 ml vermouth dry
7 ml pastis
7 ml grenadine
Stir and strain into cocktail glass.

For this cocktail I use a homemade grenadine (by cold process) and my new vermouth – CINZANO Extra Dry. As Michael Jackson recommends I squeeze a bit of aromatic oils from lemon peel over my Gloom Raiser. The result is perfect! The Gloom Raiser Cocktail in this proportions is amazing and awesome drink. It has so strong taste with bright anise flavor with sweet interesting palate.

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