THE HARRY ROSEN – AN ORIGINAL COCKTAIL
Photo by: Marc Andrew. (INSET )
AN ORIGINAL PREVAILPREVAIL COCKTAIL BY JACOB SWEETAPPLE :
While not many vodka cocktails appear in the ‘classic’ era, we do see that even then, bartenders knew how to wield the spirit with great cocktails like The Clubland, featured in the Café Royal Cocktail Book circa 1937, and The Gypsy, popularized in the mid 1930’s and later re-emerging in the 1957 edition of Esquire Drink Book. So when I set out searching for inspiration for this month’s PrevailPrevail Original Cocktail, I knew I wanted to use ABSOLUT ELYX. This is a hand-crafted, single-estate grown, winter wheat vodka from Sweden, and it has definitely redefined the way people appreciate the spirit. For those thinking “all vodka tastes the same,” think again! Production of any spirit plays a key part in the end product and adding a little old school, hands on approach to the game elevates quality to another level.
For inspiration, I researched the cultural history of Canadian fashion. As we have been seeing more and more timeless styles reemerge, I kept stumbling across the same chap at every turn.
Harry Rosen has undoubtedly become a touchstone in the field of good taste, and that is exactly what ABSOLUT set out to do with the addition of ELYX. So it made perfect sense to me: to highlight Mr. Rosen, an influential Canadian man of style, tantamount to the most iconic vodka brand in history. As the expertly skilled team at Harry Rosen has assisted and guided its clientele to represent themselves with style, I’ve done much the same to celebrate the quality of ELYX, adding complementary elements to showcase why bartenders from New York to Sydney to London, and across the globe, are gravitating to this new benchmark for quality.
THE HARRY ROSEN
1 ½ oz ELYX
1 ½ oz Lillet Rose
½ oz Domaine De Canton Ginger Liquor
½ oz Lustau Sherry
Dash – Spanish Bitter s
Dash – Peychauds Bitters
Combine ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice to chill, stir for 10-15 seconds to encourage slight dilution, strain into sherry style glasses. And enjoy.