Vintage Cocktail Friday is back!


After a very long hiatus, I am happy to say that Tom and I are both drinking cocktails again. Whew. It was kind of dicey there for a bit.


We are also back with some great new vintage cocktail pamphlets and books. This particular one was sent to us by a very generous reader, and I love it!

Busch Cocktail
  • ½ jigger Italian Vermouth
  • ½ jigger gin
  • 1 Tablespoon apple brandy
  1. Shake




“How is it?”

“It’s different. But I don’t hate it.”

“So, how does it feel to be back in the saddle?”

“Better than not drinking.”

The Verdict: Different But Good

From The Tasting Notes –

This was a pretty middling cocktail. I wouldn’t go out of my way to make it again, but if it was served to me I wouldn’t refuse it. Very aromatic with an herbal flavor. Good balance between alcohol, sweetness and bitter. There is a very subtle taste of apple at the end. This would be good as an aperitif!