The Sugar Free Opening Cocktail is another wonderful adaptation from the Savoy Cocktail Book. It is a wonderful blend between the blended whiskey and the herby notes of the sweet vermouth. The presence of the grenadine also helps accent this.
We’ve found a different combinations of this drink listed over on DrinksMixer.com, we see the ratio of Whiskey:Vermouth:Grenadine to be 3:1:1, whereas at the Savoy version is a 2:1:1. It really probably depends on just how much you tend to like whiskey, but I bet both are good.
We had a little difficulty trying to find any sort of backstory for the Sugar Free Opening Cocktail. We know that it must be old, since it was published as far back as the 1930’s, however, if anyone has any better success doing a google search for Opening + Cocktail, please let us know!
The Sugar Free Opening Cocktail
Just add all the reagents in a mixing cup with some ice and give it a good shake. Strain it into a cocktail glass and enjoy!