Beauty Spot Cocktail -1914

The Beauty Spot Cocktail

Published in Jacques Straub’s 1914 cocktail book Drinks, this is the best rendition of the Beauty Spot Cocktail we’ve tried thus far. While the recipe seems to been overhauled 3 years after publication in Hugo R. Ensslin’s Recipes for Mixed Drinks. Having made¬†both recipes, we enjoyed this version best.


  • 1-1/8 teaspoon Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 3/8 ounce Italian Vermouth (Sweet)
  • 3/8 ounce French Vermouth (Dry)
  • 3/4 ounce Compound Gin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Grenadine
  • Mix

    • Add all the ingredients listed above to a chilled shaker and stir them together.

  • Transfer

    Your cocktail into a 3 ounce stemmed glass and gently add 1/4 teaspoon of grenadine to the center of the glass.




3 ounces

Glass Style:



All Year

Pro Tip:

Always keep your Vermouth refrigerated after opening the bottle. Vermouth is a wine based spirit that should be treated as you would a bottle of wine.


Measurements & Terms

  • Pony = 1 fluid ounce
  • Typical “shot” = 1-1/2 fluid ounces
  • Jigger = 1-1/2 fluid ounces
  • Bar Spoon = 5 ML or 1 Teaspoon
  • Splash / Dash = Approx. 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Dram = 1/8 fluid ounce