MxMo LII: Forgotten Cocktails – Jupiter Cocktail

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.

The Jupiter Cocktail in vintage crystall glass (Коктейль Юпитер в антикварном хрустальном бокале)

Jupiter Cocktail

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.

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Mandarine Old-Fashioned

This cocktail I found at the Mandarine Napoleon promo-site. Actually I doubt promo-cocktails but in this case it is sounds great.

The Mandarine Old-Fashioned Cocktail (Коктейль Мандариновый Олд-Фешионед)

Mandarine Old-Fashioned

25 ml Mandarine Napoleon liqueur
25 ml premium bourbon
1-2 dash Angostura bitter
a piece of orange peel
Put orange peel and bitter into old-fashioned glass. Add some liqueur and bourbon, add one large ice cube and stir. Then add another liquors and second large ice cube. Stir and serve.

The Mandarine Old-Fashioned is truly magnificient cocktail. I use one of my favorite premium bourbon – Maker’s Mark. The results are great. Strong but extremely smooth taste with great bourbon and fresh citrus palate. Taste and aroma are so complex and delightful. The Mandarine Napoleon liqueur and this cocktail are highly recommended to consume :)

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The Boulevardier

The Boulevardier Cocktail was introduced for me by Eric Elestad. I read about this cocktail at his perfect blog – Underhill Lounge. His specify that The Boulevardier is more better cocktail than tasted Old Pal. And now I collected a few bottle of perfect bourbon whiskey and ready to taste some interesting.

The story of Boulevardier Cocktail conected (as Ted Haigh in his Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails specify) with name of Erskine Gwynne – expatriate writer, socialite (I like this word!) and nephew of railroad tycoon Alfred Vanderbilt, which edited a magazine The Paris Boulevardier circa 1930. The Boulevardier was his signature drink. This cocktails was rirst mentioned in Barflies and Cocktails by Harry McElhone (1927).

First I atsted the adapted version from the Ted Haigh’s book:

The Boulevardier Cocktail (Коктейль Булевардер)

The Boulevardier

45 ml bourbon whiskey
30 ml sweet vermouth
30 ml Campari
Stir all ingredients long and well with a lot of ice. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

I use the Four Roses Bourbon and Cinzano Rosso for my first Boulevardier. It is so good and interesting cocktail. But it is not ideal. The Boulevardier cocktail has bitter-sweet taste with some hints of bourbon. I decide to taste the authentic proportions of the Boulevardier Cocktail from Barflies and Cocktails by Harry McElhone.

The Boulevardier Cocktail in fancy crystal glass (Коктейль Булевардер в хрустальном бокале)

Boulevardier aka Bourbon Negroni

25 ml bourbon
25 ml sweet vermouth
25 ml Campari
Stir all ingredients long and well with a lot of ice. Strain into cocktail glass.

The Boulevardier Cocktail aka Bourbon Negroni is great and magnificient cocktail. It has rich and complex palate with notes of sweet herbs, citrus fruits and bourbon.

Also I try the Old Pal Cocktail with rye whiskey instead canadian:

The Old Pal Cocktail with rye whiskey (Коктейль в хрустальном бокале)

Old Pal

25 ml rye whiskey
25 ml dry vermouth
25 ml Campari
Mix well with a lot of ice. Strain into fancy cocktail glass.

This cocktail is not bad bad no great. It has so bitter taste with herbal pakae of vermouth and Campari and spicy taste of rye whiskey. The Boulevardier is my choice from this two cocktails.

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