Floridita Special

2 oz Rye, Old Overholt
1 13 oz Sweet vermouth, Martini & Rossi
1 bsp Amer Picon
1 bsp Triple sec, Cointreau
1 cube Sugar
2 ds Bitters, Angostura
Muddle bitters and sugar, add remaining ingredients, add ice, stir and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Lemon peel garnish
I adapted this from a 1935 Reprint of Bar Florida Cocktails. Original called for (based on book) 1/3 Rye, 1/2 M&R Vermouth (dry or sweet?), 1 tsp Amer Picon, 1/2 tsp curacao, 1/2 tsp sugar, dash bitters and lemon peel. I'm assuming measurments are ounces so it seemed like a small drink to me.....
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Zachary Pearson's picture

I really dislike ratios, but

I really dislike ratios, but they're common in a lot of books from the 30's. If you're going to set your volume = 4, 1/2 is 2 and 1/3 is 4/3, so the recipe should be 1 1/3 oz M&R, and a barspoon of Amer Picon. I can change this if you'd like.



sjdiaz21's picture

Thanks for the clarification

Thanks for the clarification on the ratios Zachary. If you don't mind adjusting the ratios that would be great, thanks again.