Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cocktail drinks of the roaring 20's: The "Uncle Sam Special" recipe and instructions.

How to make the Prohibition Era cocktail classic called the Uncle Sam Special.

This is a classic cocktail of the roaring 20's that uses Gin and Brandy as a base.

The recipe is easy to make, it's just equal parts of the following ingredients.

Uncle Sam Special Recipe:

• 1 part Brandy (Raynal Brandy, "Remy Martin ""XIII", etc.)

• 1 part Gin (Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Hendricks', Gordon's London Dry, etc.)

• 1 part Dry Vermouth (Martini & Rossi, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth, Cinzano Dry, Gallo Dry, etc.)

• 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice

Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
Shake the mixture in a cocktail shaker until cold and frosty.
Strain the mix into a cocktail glass.
Garnish the drink with a cherry.

This recipe is rare and hard to find in many bar books.

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Learn about some great Gin recipes of the roaring 20's and the  prohibition era. Featuring a anisette and
brandy cocktail recipe that uses vermouth that was popular in the speak easy's and juke joints. Featuring the  "Uncle Sam Special" cocktail.

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