Adventures in Mixology: The Churchill

Legendary bartender Joe Gilmore worked at the Savoy Hotel’s American Bar for 36 years and served as Head Barman for 21 of those years. During this period he invented cocktails for many politicians, royals and entertainers including this created on one of Churchill’s many visits to the bar.

The Churchill

  • 1 1/2 Ounces Whiskey (Preferably Scotch)
  • 1/2 Ounce Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/2 Ounce Triple Sec

Shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice and pour in to a cocktail glass.

An interesting side note: Gilmore would later make cocktails to celebrate Churchill’s 80th and 90th birthdays.

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About Michael Darling
Collector of the interesting and absurd.

One Response to Adventures in Mixology: The Churchill

  1. Eric says:

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this is not something Churchill would have enjoyed on a regular basis. We’re talking about a man whose favorite “cocktail” was a martini: he would pour himself a glass of gin (unlikely to be in a martini glass proper) and drink it while looking at a bottle of vermouth across the room.

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