English born Harry Craddock was one of the most important bartenders in the history of the cocktail. He was trained in America until prohibition sent him packing to the London and the Savoy Hotel. There he proceeded to write one the most important cocktail tomes, The Savoy Cocktail Book. Written in 1930 and containing well over 750 recipes, the book is a classic, still in print today.

Within the covers of The Savoy, are numerous, delicious libations, such as The Star Cocktail. Simple and yet a wonderful aperitif, with subtle apple overtones and a crisp, refreshing palate. Perfect for a Fall evening.

The Star Cocktail:

2 oz Calvados

2 oz Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes Bitters (Bittermen’s Boston)

Shake with ice, strain and garnish with an olive.