Commodore Cocktail Recipe

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Commodore Cocktail Recipe

A simple yet elegant cocktail, the Commodore Cocktail recipe was first published in the 1935 Waldorf Astoria Bar Book. It is thought that Zelda Fitzgerald sipped it as she chatted with her friends about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s new publication. There has been very little interest in it since the 1930s, and you haven’t even seen it on menus or in bars. There is something unique about this cocktail because the mixers are poured by the dash. This is why we can get away with using three sweeteners: The syrup in this dessert contains sugar, grenadine, and raspberry essence. If the latter is desired, you may use Chambord or another raspberry liqueur. You can find these more readily than syrup and you probably have a bottle already in your bar. You’ll want to make sure you use a high-quality bourbon because it will make a huge difference. It is delicately sweet because of the crème de cacao, and the lemon juice does it work by preventing it from being too sweet. The authentic way to prepare it is to shake the cocktail with crushed ice and then strain it into a chilled martini glass or another glass of your choice. Adding egg white is optional, but it adds a luscious taste to the drink.

Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Commodore Cocktail Recipe is 212 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Commodore Cocktail Recipe is 5 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce of bourbon
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 dash raspberry liqueur or raspberry syrup
  • Ice
  • 1 large egg white (optional)

Steps to Make It

  • Put the ingredients (except the ice) into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well.
  • Put the ice into the shaker to ensure that the egg white will blend well.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Enjoy your cocktail drink.

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