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Washington Post, 29th October 1907

The New "Affinity" Cocktail.

From the New York Sun.

"There's another new cocktail on Broadway. They call it the Affinity. After drinking one, surviving experimenters declare, the horizon takes on a roseate hue, the second brings Wall street to the front and center proffering to you a quantity of glistening lamb shearings; when you've put away the third the green grass grows up all around birds sing in the fig trees and your affinity appears. The new ambrosia contain these ingredients: One medium teaspoonful of powdered sugar, one dash of orange bitters, one jigger of Scotch whisky and a half jigger of Italian vermouth. These are shaken in cracked ice, cocktail fashion, until thoroughly blended and cooled, then strained and quickly served."

Vintage Cocktails, by Susan Waggoner and Robert Markel, 1999

  • 1 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz Dry vermouth
  • 1 oz Scotch

Combine in a cocktail shaker with ice; add a dash of Angostura bitters, then shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Twist a bit of lemon peel over the glass but do not add it to the drink.

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