According to the legend, the three Bentley Boys – car-loving, British playboy racers – invented the drink after their first of five Le Mans victories, in 1924. The Bentley has an elegance and complexity with the combination of Calvados, a French apple brandy and Dubonnet, an aromatised wine. Popularised after being featured in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book.
The Casino Cocktail is another featured in Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book as well as numerous other well-known cocktail books. The Casino is essentially an Aviation without the Creme de Violette. There are many variations on this particular cocktail but these ratios put the maraschino at the forefront.
The Diplomat cocktail is relatively low in alcohol – predominantly comprised of both dry and sweet vermouth. First published in 1922 in bartender Robert Vermeire’s Cocktails: How to Mix Them in addition to Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930. A dry and aromatic cocktail.