A La Recherche De L’Orange Perdue

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 23rd, 2011 · gaz's Cocktail Book

I think that this name means something akin to “In Search of the Lost Orange.”  It probably rolled under the table or something.  The recipe was sent to me by a certain Richard Privette who said that the drink was created by Paul Child, Julia’s husband, and that he found it in Chef Jacques Pepin’s autobiography.  The original recipe was in tablespoons, and it had no methodology, so I fiddled with it a little, and this what I came up with.
Makes 600 ml (20 oz)
90 ml (3 oz) dark Jamaican rum
135 ml (4.5 oz) dry vermouth (Julia swore by Noilly Prat, so . . . )
22.5 ml (.75 oz)  sweetened lime juice (Rose’s, we presume)
1 orange, peeled and quartered
30 ml (1 oz)s  fresh lime juice
5 dashes orange bitters
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Cointreau
1 cup ice cubes
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
Place all ingredients in jar of electric blender and blend for 20 seconds. Strain through a double layer of dampened cheesecloth, and refrigerate.  Pour into chilled cocktail glasses.

2 Responses to “A La Recherche De L’Orange Perdue”

  1. Bobb Dixon says:

    Actually, the recipe, with real measurements, was published in a Julia Child cookbook, “Julia Child & Company.”

  2. Gaz Regan says:

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll look for that.

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