Cocktail of the Day: Golden Dawn

Created by bartender Tom Buttery at the Berkshire Hotel, London in 1930, this was the winner of an international cocktail competition that year. (Today, I’ll take two, please.)

Golden Dawn

1/2 ounce gin.
3/4 ounce straight apple brandy or Calvados.
3/4 ounce Apry or other good apricot liqueur.
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice.
2 dashes Angostura bitters.
1 dash grenadine.

Combine all ingredients except the grenadine in a shaker with cracked ice. Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass, then add the dash of grenadine, which will sink to the bottom and give the drink its “golden dawn” appearance. Garnish with an orange half-slice.