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Golden Doublet Cocktail

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Last Updated on January 27, 2021 by The ‘Noms.

 This Golden Doublet cocktail, a classic made in 1973 by Joe Gilmore at London’s American Bar at the Savoy Hotel. Could easily be made ahead of time and champagne added when ready to serve! Great in a chilled glass!

 

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The Golden Doublet is a cocktail made with orange juice, lime juice, and Grand Marnier. To make it, all ingredients should be shaken with ice, strained into a champagne coupe, then topped with champagne.

 

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This drink was invented by the legendary bartender Joe Gilmore in 1973 to commemorate the wedding of Princess Anne to Mark Phillips. The word doublet in the cocktail’s name seems to refer to Princess Anne’s horse on which she rode in the European Championships in 1973.

 

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There are many cocktails that have been created at the Savoy Hotel, at the American Bar. Joe Gilmore created many there, such as the Savoy Royale created for Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother on her visit to the Savoy Hotel, London. He also made cocktails honoring The Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew, Sir Winston Churchill, Harry Truman and Richard Nixon.

 

Many others were made there, too!

 

Joe Gilmore

Joe was one of the longest running Head Barmen at The Savoy Hotel’s American Bar. He started as a trainee barman in 1940 and was appointed Head Barman in 1955, and held that position until he retired in 1976.

 

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He had the honor of serving a lot of royals and famous people such as Charlie Chaplin, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Grace Kelly, Agatha Christie, Julie Andrews, Judy Garland, Liza Minelli, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Quite the list of names!

 

He made some famous cocktails such as the Churchill, the Missouri Mule, My Fair Lady, Savoy Corpse Revival, and this, the Golden Doublet.

 

 

Grand Marnier

The use of Grand Marnier in this cocktail is interesting! This one is kind of like a mimosa, with lime juice, and then the dash of Grand Marnier.

 

What is the Difference Between Cointreau and Grand Marnier?

Grand Marnier is an orange liqueur in curaçao tradition, Cointreau is a triple sec. Grand Marnier is a blend of cognac and triple sec, so although it’s not a traditional curaçao, it’s similar.

 

Because of the presence of cognac, Grand Marnier is considered to be heavier and sweeter than most other triple secs. A sweet oil flavor with hints of vanilla and oak, Grand Marnier is a great addition to any cocktail.

 

Golden Doublet cocktail in cocktail coupe, held in hand

 

Golden Doublet

This easy 4 ingredient classic champagne cocktail is a tasty one, perfect for brunch or before dinner!

 

Hope you make one, or 2 soon!

 

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Yield: 1

Golden Doublet Cocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This easy four ingredient cocktail is a great choice for brunch, or before dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 oz lime juice
  •  1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • Champagne, to top

Instructions

  1. Combine orange juice, lime juice and Grand Marnier in a shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a coupe or flute.
  3. Top with champagne.
  4. Cheers!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

7 oz

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: .2gSodium: 2200mgCarbohydrates: 11.8gFiber: .3gSugar: 30.3gProtein: .7g

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