Ingredient: creme de cassis

The Parisienne Cocktail

The Parisienne cocktail is sourced from the 1929 edition of Harry’s McElhone’s Harry’s ABC of Cocktails, according to Wondrich it was likely served throughout the 1920s at Harry’s New York Bar. The original blend was an unpalatable mix of equal parts gin, vermouth and crème de cassis but in the 1930s, Frank Meier of the nearby Ritz, amended the drink by cutting the cassis to just a barspoon.