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RAC cocktail
The RAC cocktail: a recipe dating from 1914 which comes from the Royal Automobile Club.

Recipe

For 1 person
5 cl Dry Gin
2,5 cl vermouth bianco
2,5 cl vermouth rosso
1 dash grenadine syrup
1 dash Orange Bitters

How to make

👉 mixing glass / 🥃 martini / 🍸 short drink (10cl) / ⏱️ 4 mn
  1. Half fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.

  2. Pour the gin, the 2 vermouths, the grenadine syrup and the Orange Bitters into the mixing glass.

  3. Stir with a mixing spoon.

  4. Strain into a martini glass.

  5. Insert a cherry in the glass and an orange zest.

History

The RAC (or R.A.C.) cocktail was first published in 1922's "Cocktails: How to Mix Them" by famed bartender Robert Vermeire.

The author indicates that the initials R.A.C. stand for Royal Automobile Club (London) and that the recipe was created in 1914 by Fred Faecks.

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