Remember back in February when I wrote about Hiram Walker’s Amaretto liqueur and asked how it was used in 1970s and 80s recipes?
Well on this most auspicious of National Amaretto Days, I thought it be only appropriate to share a few “Old School” recipes that came across my way. Whether or not you want to take the advice of a recipe book from the 70s or 80s (see Dr. Bamboo’s most recent post for further horrifying tales a la 1982…), I have presented you my warning and heed you to proceed with caution when making any or all of these cocktails. With that out of the way, I offer my many thanks to Greg from A History of Drinking for sharing these recipes unearthed from his library of cocktail books.
Gloria (1976 IBA Winner) by Giorgio Guida of Italy
- 1/4 Bitter Campari
- 1/4 Royal Stock
- 1/4 Whiskey Old Crown
- 1/8 White Special Carpano Vermouth
- 1/8 Di Saronno Amaretto
Garnish: Maraschino cherry, Serve up in a Cocktail Glass.
- 2 parts Dry Vermouth
- 1 parts Amaretto (my recommendation is Hiram Walker)
- Dash Orange Bitters
Shake with ice & strain into chilled old fashioned glass over fresh ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Stilletto (I found another version of this drink online here)
- 2 parts Bourbon
- 1/2 part Amaretto
- 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake with ice and strain into chilled old fashioned glass over ice cubes.