David A. Embury, a Manhattan-based attorney, was born on this day in 1866. Who is David A. Embury, you ask? Well, Mr. Embury wrote one of the most pivotal books on cocktails in 1948, entitled The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, which essentially guided generations of men and women to a boozy future. I have read this sacred volume at least a dozen times and have tried to commit its contents to memory. Alas, so compendious is this work that not even my eidetic memory can store all of the recipes.
The Larchmont is in honor of Mr. Embury and hails for the book 365 Days of Cocktails…
An orangy riff on the standard daiquiri, refreshing and yet pleasingly Fall-like…
1-1/2 oz. White Rum
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Cold Water
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.