Allies Cocktail

Adapted from Recipes for Mixed Drinks by Hugo R. Ensslin | New York, 1917

The improved formula—that is, a traditional recipe gussied up with a splash of this or that—informs many early Martinis poised for a comeback. Take for instance, the Allies Cocktail, a 50/50 Martini dressed up with several dashes of savory-spicy Kümmel (the name refers to the alliance of English gin, French vermouth and Russian Kummel). 


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth
  • 4 dashes Kümmel

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Tagged: kummel, Martini