googletag.defineSlot('/3572241/difford_billboard', [[728, 90]], 'div-gpt-ad-1416395595979-0').addService(googletag.pubads()); googletag.pubads().enableSingleRequest(); googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); googletag.enableServices(); });

Army & Navy

Army & Navy image
Serve in
a Martini glass...
2 shot London dry gin
½ shot Freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ shot Almond (orgeat) syrup
½ shot Chilled water (omit if wet ice)
London dry gin image Lemon juice image Almond (orgeat) syrup image Water (cold) image
How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

Comment:

Almond and lemon flavoured gin. Subtle, citrusy and dry.

Origin:

This old classic was originally made to an 8:4:4 formula but I have borrowed this 8:2:1 formula from David A. Embury's 1948 'Fine Art of Mixing Drinks' (he describes the original formulation as "horrible"). The addition of water is a Difford touch.

diffordsguide alexa link