Day 88: Imperial March

  • 1 1/2 oz navy strength gin
  • 1 oz cream sherry
  • 3/4 oz cocchi americano
  • 1 tsp maraschino liqueur
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Here’s another from the Death & Co book. I think someone brought a bottle of navy-strength gin to our last party, and this had a cool enough name that I wanted to try it.

This is a hard one for me to describe. It’s pretty boozy, thought the sherry makes it sweet enough for me to enjoy.

Day 12: Byrrh Cocktail

Here’s another from Midnight Cowboy. I’m not entirely sure I’ve gotten the proportions right, but I think I’m getting close. The Byrrh gives this a medicinal bitterness that Dane absolutely loves.


I had some difficulty this time with the flamed orange. I think my orange was getting a little dried out. I did still manage a very small flame at least.

Day 7: Twentieth Century

  • 2 oz french gin
  • 2 oz Cocchi Americano
  • 1/4 oz creme de cacao
  • juice of half a lemon

I’ve only made this drink once before, and have been guessing the ratios by using a cocktail menu from Midnight Cowboy (a glorious speakeasy in Austin). Turns out that it was originally a cocktail from the 30’s and that my ratios are WAY OFF. I honestly think that I would prefer mine, since the creme de cacao is so powerful. Maybe using Lillet rather than Cocchi would change my mind. This version of the drink is fairly bright with a hint of chocolate.