Royal Smile – Recipe below from David Embury’s ‘The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks’
1 part Grenadine
2 parts Lemon Juice
4 parts Gin
4 parts Apple Brandy
Shake with cracked ice. The relative proportions of gin and applejack can be varied to suit the individual taste. Some recipes call for the addition of 1 egg white to each 2 drinks.
I’m not sure which royal it refers to, first popping up in Jack’s Manual from 1910, it seemed to have a certain amount of staying power to pop up in Embury in 1951.
And it’s a little bit of a shame it doesn’t have more information as it’s a great drink, I tried this on the 28th with Applejack, but no egg white, and then after my Applejack stash was ‘appropriated’ tried it again a couple of days later with cognac and egg white, both versions were winners, the gin (Edinburgh) paired beautifully with the brandy on both occasions, and even the 8-2-1 ration worked on my guests palates, its always good to come across a Applejack pairing that works, especially one that works on palates that don’t just belong to jaded old bartenders.