An interesting history behind the Wolfram Cocktail shows that it was invented in 1990 by the famous bartender of the Savoy Hotel in London, Joe Gilmore. He invented this classic drink in order to honor the election campaign of John Wolff, former Head Barman of the American Bar at The Savoy Hotel and a Chairman of the London Metal Exchange. Wolfschmidt, gin, dry vermouth and fresh lemon juice are the main ingredients of this startling cocktail. This amazing cocktail is more or less similar to the James Bond Vesper martini.
The bartenders around the world serve the Wolfram Cocktail in a unique manner in order to enhance its overall charm. For example, if a female asked them for a Wolfram Cocktail, they prefer to serve it in an ice-cold martini glass. On the other hand, if their customer is male, then they customarily serve the drink in a rocks glass. Read this article and make your own refreshing Wolfram Cocktail:
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 01
Utensils: Cocktail Shaker, Cocktail Glass, Straw
- (1 shot glass) Wolfschmidt
- (1 to 2 drops) Dry Vermouth
- (1 shot glass) gin
- Ice Cubes or Crushed Ice
- Splash of some lemon juice
- Pineapple Wedge or Cherry for Garnishing - optional
Take a medium cocktail shaker and fill half of it with crushed ice or ice cubes.
Pour in 1 shot glass of Wolfschmidt, 1 to 2 drops of dry Vermouth, 1 shot of gin, and splash of some lemon juice.
Cover the lid of your cocktail shaker, hold it tightly and shake it for 1 to 2 minutes until all ingredients mix well and you feel the shaker chilling in your hand.
Remove the lid of your cocktail shaker and gently strain the drink into a cocktail glass.
Garnish it with a pineapple wedge or fresh cherry if you want and serve right away.