To coincide with the start of the summer social calendar which is Royal Ascot 17th – 21st June), we are reprising a cocktail which, although called the Burlington Bertie, was actually created originallly for Goodwood 2013 with the tic tac man in mind. It was designed by “the best barman in the world”, the hugely talented Eric Lorincz from The American Bar of The Savoy London.
The tic-tac is a traditional method of sign language used by bookmakers to communicate the odds of certain horses to their colleagues at the race-course. Prior to the advent of the mobile phone, it was a very common sight on race-days and to make their hand movements more easily seen, the tic-tac man would wear pristine white gloves.
45 ml Vodka
15 ml Evangelista Ratafia Liqueur
15 ml Sugar Syrup
30 ml Lemon Juice
3 drops of Absinthe
A dash of Egg White
Shake all ingredients together and pour into a compete or martini glass. Garnish with dried lavender.
Here’s a Savoy factoid for you! Did you know, before he retired in 1939, legendary Savoy barman Harry Craddock compiled his most celebrated concoctions into a book – The Savoy Cocktail Book. It is still the world’s most definitive work on the subject.
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