It’s Friday … Have a Drink: The Embassy

embassy cocktail
It’s Friday … Have a Drink: The Embassy
Our weekly recommendation.

This is a great holiday drink! I haven’t made one of these guys in way too long. Years, I think, which really is shameful because they’re very tasty. As Dale DeGroff points out in his fantastic book The Craft of the Cocktail, many holiday punches and nogs start with rum and brandy as a base. The Embassy is less complicated than most of those, but no less delicious.

This drink comes from the Embassy Club in Hollywood, which opened in 1930 and was originally restricted to a guest list of 300 of the owner’s friends (many of whom were movie stars, such as Charlie Chaplin).

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The club didn’t last long — opening it to the public a few years later turned out to be a big mistake, but it lives on in this delicious drink!

Build over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly to combine. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with a lime wedge.

This article is a modified and enhanced version of a post that ran on my nightly cocktail blog, DrinkShouts.

Christopher Buecheler

Christopher Buecheler is a novelist, a web developer, an award-winning amateur mixologist, a brewer, a guitarist, a drummer, and an NBA enthusiast. He lives a semi-nomadic life with his wife and two cats, currently residing in Providence, RI. You can learn more at his website,