Harlem Cocktail

Harlem Cocktail recipe

Harlem Cocktail Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Gin

Harlem Cocktail Instructions

The Harlem Cocktail is a classic drink that was first made popular during the Prohibition era in the 1920s. This sophisticated cocktail offers a perfect balance of flavors and has a rich history. It is named after the Harlem neighborhood in New York City, which was a major center for African American culture and nightlife during the Jazz Age.

To make a Harlem Cocktail, you will need a few simple ingredients and some basic bartending skills. Start by filling a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add 2 ounces of rye whiskey, 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters to the mixing glass. Stir the ingredients well, until they are thoroughly mixed and chilled.

Next, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel, by peeling a strip of lemon zest and twisting it over the glass to release its aromatic oils. This will add a touch of freshness and citrus flavor to the Harlem Cocktail.

The Harlem Cocktail is a sophisticated and well-balanced drink that is perfect for both casual and formal occasions. Its smooth and complex flavors make it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts. Whether you are hosting a party or looking to enjoy a quiet evening at home, the Harlem Cocktail is sure to impress.

Best served in a Cocktail Glass.