Drink of the Day – the Milo Cocktail


My drink of the day today is the Milo Cocktail.  It is found in the recipe book that Joseph Taylor put together while tending the Waldorf Hotel Bar between 1894 and 1920 – as transcribed by Albert Crockett and published in 1931.  In the benighted ‘mixology’ of today, it might be called some sort of ‘Martini’ with traditional (rosso/rouge) vermouth wine and grapefruit bitters.  But, I believe that confuting the names ‘Martini’ and ‘Milo’ is an insult to the unique glory of each drink.

The enlargeable image below is from my own book.  Make this drink and see if it doesn’t charm you, too!

Milo Cocktail

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