The Savoy Affair Cocktail Recipe

Posted in Champagne on March 7, 2014

The Savoy Affair cocktail has a pretty intriguing name. It was created by the famous Joe Gilmore. He was the head bartender that the American Bar of the Savoy Hotel in London and he created several other famous cocktails. The idea of the one came to Gilmore after a visit in Germany.

The Savoy Affair is a champagne based cocktail which is truly enchanting and delicious. It is fruity and refreshing because it also contains peach brandy, strawberry liqueur, passion fruit juice and lime juice in equal proportions. The result is a balanced fruity taste which is going to charm everybody. This cocktail is commonly ordered in bars, but it is also perfect for home parties. Your guests are sure going to be impressed by the treat and a champagne cocktail is the perfect way to set the tone for a party.

Just like all champagne cocktails, the Savoy Affair is elegant and sophisticated. This appearance is enhanced by the fact that it is served in a sugar rimmed glass. This is not at all complicated to do and it creates a wonderful effect.

The Savoy Affair is a perfect combination between and exquisite taste and a sophisticated look. The below recipe is for one cocktail, but you can easily multiply the ingredients and make more cocktails in order to entertain all your guests.

How to Prepare the Savoy Affair Cocktail

You need the following ingredients:

  • 4 oz. of champagne.
  • 2 tsp. of apricot brandy.
  • 2 tsp. of strawberry liqueur.
  • 2 tsp. of passion fruit juice.
  • 2 tsp. of lime juice.

As you can see, the recipe is very easy to be remembered because there is a ratio of 2:1 between the champagne and any other ingredient.

You will also need a lemon slice and some sugar in order to decorate the cocktail glass. Rub its rim with the lemon slice and then dip it in sugar.

Pour all the ingredients in the sugar rimmed glass. Some bartenders prefer to shake all the ingredients except the champagne, but there really isn’t any need for doing so. Just pour them in the glass and use a sugar dipped strawberry for garnishing.

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