Devil's Torch

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 1.5 ounces Vodka
  • 1.5 ounce Dry French Vermouth
  • 3 dashes Grenadine
  • Lemon Peel (Garnish)

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon peel.

This drink is from 1800 and All That — Drinks Ancient and Modern, by R. de Fleury (1937). It is not a particularly stunning cocktail, but there weren't many vodka cocktails around in the early twentieth century, and I like to document them as I find them. This was from a London cocktail book; in the United States, we didn't drink vodka in 1937.