The Cuban No.1 is an interesting cocktail of Seignette Cognac mixed with fresh, sharp lemon juice and a splash of silky apricot liqueur, created by an equally interesting bartender, Mr Harry Craddock.
Craddock was an English bartender who hopped the pond to tend top tier bars in NYC during the 1910s and he claimed to have served the very “last cocktail before prohibition” prior to heading back to the UK to take his mantle as one of the Savoy’s most legendary senior bartenders.
Such was Craddock’s fame and marketing nouse that he was known to take an advert out in The Times to announce his return from his holidays!
- 50ml Cognac
- 20ml lemon juice
- 10ml apricot syrup
- 10ml apricot liqueur
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into a coupé glass
Garnish with a slice of lemon