Cub Room Special Recipe

Peach Brandy, Apricot Brandy, Dry Curaçao, Lime Juice

Named for the Stork Club's Cub Room where it was invented (a famous Manhattan haunt of Orson Welles, among other celebrities), the Cub Room cocktail is small by design—in part, the club was a bit stingy, but the owners also weren't particularly keen on having a bunch of drunks running around and making a scene. According to Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, "This is a great example of just how uninteresting the drinks at the Stork Club really were." In its time, the Cub Room was known as the "Snub Room," thanks to its strict discrimination against anyone who wasn't particularly rich or famous.

Cub Room Special Ingredients

0.5 oz peach brandy
0.5 oz apricot brandy
0.25 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
0.75-1 oz fresh lime juice

How to make a Cub Room Special

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.