1 Cherry (as garnish)

Shake with ice, strain into glass.

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Harry Craddock
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The Savoy Cocktail Book

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There are a few different ratios used for this cocktail, but I believe the Savoy calls for 2 dashes (1/8 oz or so) each on the maraschino and lemon juice, not 3/4 oz.

spry commented on 3/23/2016:

Apparently the Savoy calls for Old Tom Gin,  with 1/4 oz lemon juice and 1/4 oz Maraschino and orange bitters.  Anyways that combination makes a fantastic drink!

Do yourself a favor and drop the amount of maraschino to a scant 1/4 oz. Add a bar spoon of simple to sweeten it up slightly.

Craddock's formulation (which uses 2 oz of Old Tom gin, only 2 dashes of the remaining ingredients, and garnishes with a cherry) is delightful. My score is based on that formulation, rather than the version posted here.

Thanks for the comments; I've curated the recipe to reflect the Savoy formulation.