The Sugar Free Magnolia Blossom is another classic cocktail adapted from the Savoy Cocktail Book, which if you haven’t heard us rave about it already, is a definite go-to book for vintage cocktail recipes.
Also, when trying to research a little history on the Sugar Free Magnolia Blossom, we came across another blog called Savoy Stomp. Really impressive that a group of folks would try and work their way through the entire book, one cocktail at a time! The Savoy Stomp lists the origins of the Magnolia Blossom as:
Another cocktail ripped from the pages of Judge Jr’s prohibition era tome, “Here’s How”. Mr. Jr. notes that this cocktail was “Originated by Finley White of Durham, N.C., where the bull comes from.”
We couldn’t find very much about this Here’s How book other than it was published in 1927!
That being said, the Sugar Free Magnolia Blossom has some pretty simple ingredients, but is full of well-balanced flavors. The citrus and grenadine combine quite well with the cream so as to make a rather lighter than expected cocktail!
The Sugar Free Magnolia Blossom
- 1 oz ReaLemon
- 2 tsp Splenda
- 1 oz Heavy Cream
- 2 ounces Gin
- 1 dash Sugar Free Grenadine
Just add all the ingredients with ice into a shaker cup and cap it. Give it a heck of a shake until the cups get cold in your hand. Strain into a martini glass (unlike the pictured double old-fashioned)!