The Pendennis Club cocktail takes its name from the illustrious private members club of the same name in Louisville, Kentucky.
The club itself, which is often cited as the birthplace of the Old Fashioned cocktail, was named after the fictional character in William Makepeace Thackeray's grandly titled ‘History of Pendennis: His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy’.
Such is the club’s dedication to a decent drink, they even emblazoned the main character’s fictional crest onto bottles of the finest Kentucky Bourbon for members to purchase.
The Pendennis Club cocktail is a bright and elegant take on a gin sour which benefits from the lifting effects of the apricot liqueur and just a few dashes of the stunning Peychaud’s Bitters, which imparts its light touch of magic into the finished article.
- 40ml Gin
- 20ml fresh lime juice
- 10ml Monin apricot
- 10ml apricot liqueur
- Peychaud bitters
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Double strain into a coupé glass
Garnish with a maraschino cherry