The Stork Club cocktail takes its name from a club once referred to as “New York’s New Yorkiest place”, the legendary mid-century celebrity hangout in Manhattan.
Owned by a former bootlegger and a magnet for the who’s who of the day, the Stork Club’s walls were lined with mirrors and extravagant floral displays. The infamous “club room” - often frequented by the likes of the Kennedys and Roosevelts, was guarded by the notoriously picky head waiter “Saint Peter”.
The bar-hound and famed American novelist Ernest Hemingway reportedly settled a particularly large bar tab by cashing in his $100,00 cheque for the film rights to “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.
We’re only speculating but if Hemingway’s tab comprised of a swimming pool’s worth of Stork Club cocktails, then we wouldn’t blame him…
- 30ml Hepple Gin
25ml fresh orange juice
- 30ml Cointreau
15ml fresh lime juice
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into a coupé glass
Garnish with a slice of orange