Comet

This cute Sidecar by-blow was invented in 1952 by Eddie “King Cocktail” Clarke, head barman at the Albany Club in London, to celebrate BOAC’s new London–Johannesburg flight. This was the world’s first regularly scheduled passenger jet service. Van der Hum is a South African liqueur made from tangerines and herbs, and tastes sort of like a cross between Grand Marnier and Drambuie. Not bad.

2 ounces VSOP cognac or armagnac
1/2 ounce Van der Hum liqueur
1 ounce yellow grapefruit juice
1 dash Angostura bitters

Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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