Marguerite Cocktail

The Legend of the Marguerite Cocktail

The Marguerite Cocktail has the distinction of being known as the forefather to the modern Dry Martini. It is fairly well documented over the past 120 years, however, this libation has seen some twists and turns.

Origin

The first known published recipe for this cocktail appears in “Stuart’s Fancy Drinks- And How to Mix them” (1896). This recipe is very much like the modern recipe.

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However, the later Harry Johnson’s Bartender’s Manual (1900) adds a twist (no pun).

Harry Johnson

Old Harry had a bit of flare and preferred a few dashes of annisette in his brew. However, later publications seem to drop the anisette… and a few years later the bitters lose favor as well; and, voila…the birth of the modern Dry Martini is nearing.

 

Description
 This is a classic Gin Martini with some variations.
Main alcohol: Gin,  dry vermouth
Ingredients: 2 parts Gin, 1 part Dry vermouth, dash of orange bitters (optional: a few dashes of Curacao)
Preparation: Pour both ingredients into a mixing glass, Fill mixing glass with cubed ice, Stir well to chill and dilute, (Taste before serving to ensure enough dilution, the alcohol should feel pleasant not aggressive), Strain into a Cocktail glass
Served: On the rocks; poured over ice.
Standard garnishlemon peel or small, pitted Spanish olive (sans pimento)

Glassware: Cocktail glass

 

Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly is the Co-Founder of BoozeHunters.com. He is a regular contributor and writer for BoozeHunters.

In a prior life, Tim held a Series 3 and Series 34 CFTC registration and formerly was a Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA). He is also an expert and specialist in Ichimoku technical analysis. Tim was licensed Property & Casualty; Life, Accident & Health Insurance Producer in New York State. Clearly, Tim had some time on his hands and could not decide what he wanted to be when he grew up...so he stopped trying and started BoozeHunters.

In addition to writing about the Artful Pursuit of Libation, TK writes commentary on Politics and Social issues. This really pisses-off some family members and friends...but TK does not really care.

In the early days TK was a Bartender at a few of the Iconic, Long IslandMega-Clubs such as Spit and Sprat's on the Water. Growing up, his family owned and operated 5 liquor stores throughout the five boroughs of New York City...so as a kid he got free booze.

TK attended Boston College where he studied English Literature and Economics, and also attended the University of Siena, Italy where he studied studio art.

Mr. Kelly has been a decades-long community volunteer in his hometown of Long Island where he Established the community assistance foundation, Kelly's Heroes, he has also been a coach of Youth Lacrosse for over 10 years, Prior to volunteering in youth sports, Mr. Kelly was involved in the Inner City Scholarship program administered by the Archdiocese of New York.

Prior to creating BoozeHunters, TK was a team leader at Bloomberg Financial Markets, where he created Bloomberg Personal Magazine with an initial circulation of over 7 million copies monthly.
Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly

Timothy Kelly is the Co-Founder of BoozeHunters.com. He is a regular contributor and writer for BoozeHunters. In a prior life, Tim held a Series 3 and Series 34 CFTC registration and formerly was a Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA). He is also an expert and specialist in Ichimoku technical analysis. Tim was licensed Property & Casualty; Life, Accident & Health Insurance Producer in New York State. Clearly, Tim had some time on his hands and could not decide what he wanted to be when he grew up...so he stopped trying and started BoozeHunters. In addition to writing about the Artful Pursuit of Libation, TK writes commentary on Politics and Social issues. This really pisses-off some family members and friends...but TK does not really care. In the early days TK was a Bartender at a few of the Iconic, Long Island Mega-Clubs such as Spit and Sprat's on the Water. Growing up, his family owned and operated 5 liquor stores throughout the five boroughs of New York City...so as a kid he got free booze. TK attended Boston College where he studied English Literature and Economics, and also attended the University of Siena, Italy where he studied studio art. Mr. Kelly has been a decades-long community volunteer in his hometown of Long Island where he Established the community assistance foundation, Kelly's Heroes, he has also been a coach of Youth Lacrosse for over 10 years, Prior to volunteering in youth sports, Mr. Kelly was involved in the Inner City Scholarship program administered by the Archdiocese of New York. Prior to creating BoozeHunters, TK was a team leader at Bloomberg Financial Markets, where he created Bloomberg Personal Magazine with an initial circulation of over 7 million copies monthly.

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