Found within the pages of Jerry Thomas’s Bartender’s Guide (1862) this drink is named after the sixth prime minister of the Kingdom of Italy, who was also a hero of the Crimean War. The original drink was meant as a punch for around 30 people, but here is presented as a drink for two. The Crimean Cup is reminiscent of a Mai Tai, with some extra sparkle and funk provided by champagne and maraschino liquer. I would recommend this in its original quantity for a summer gathering.

Crimean Cup A La Marmora
2 broad slices of Lemon Peel
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 oz Dark Jamaican Rum
1 oz Brandy
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
1/2 oz Jamaican Rum
2 oz Orgeat Syrup
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
4 oz Soda Water
3 oz Champagne