The Fireside

A favorite cocktail of F.D.R. This favorite of F.D.R. was personally prepared for his guests at the White House during what FDR said was the "most important hour of the day…the cocktail hour."

-Susan Kostrzewa

Recipe courtesy Distilled Spirits Council

  • 1-¼ oz. dry gin
  • ¼ ounce each of sweet and dry vermouth
  • ½ ounce each of orange, lemon, lime and pineapple juice

Combine ingredients over ice. Shake vigorously and serve straight up in chilled cocktail glasses.

Published on July 12, 2010