The subject of MxMo LII is extremely clear and so close to me. The subject is Forgotten Cocktail. The author of this perfect theme and host of MxMo LII is Dennis from Rock & Rye blog. Actually exploring of forgotten cocktails are the very core of my hobby and a lot of cocktails at my blog is rare, classic or forgotten. For this MxMo I propose to recall one rare, vintage cocktail – The Jupiter Cocktail.
I thank Ted Haigh aka Dr. Cocktail for my familiarity with Jupiter Cocktail. I found it at CocktailDB first time and recall it with Tad’s great book Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails over again.
The creator of this cocktail and its story are unknown. The Jupiter Cocktail was first mentioned in Harry McElhon’s ABC of Mixing Cocktails (1922). This cocktail is so rare occasion to use on of my favotite liqueur – Parfait Amour.
45 ml gin
20 ml dry vermouth
5 ml Parfait Amor liqueur
5 ml fresh orange juice
Shake. Strain into cocktail glass.
The properly prepared Jupiter Cocktail has interesting light grey ashes color. This cocktail has thin balance. I test all of my three liqueurs in this cocktail. Use quality gin, as Bombay Sapphire for example, in this cocktail for best result.
The Jupiter Cocktail with DK Parfait Amour has so strange artificial pink color. It is vital defect as for me. The taste is so interesring, it is so dry cocktail with vanilla and floral finish. Cocktails with BOLS Parfait Amour and MB Parfait Amour has great due look. The cocktail with BOLS is very dry. Great results in this cocktail I obtain with MB liqueur. The Jupiter Cocktail with MB Parfait Amour liqueur is great, very interesting drink. It has dry taste with sophisticated fresh vanilla and floral palate, it is cocktail for real adept.