Float mint leaf or peg to rim
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/4 fl oz||Hayman's London Dry Gin|
|1 fl oz||Hayman's Sloe Gin|
|1/4 fl oz||Giffard Menthe Pastille white crème de menthe|
|1/2 fl oz||Lime juice (freshly squeezed)|
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Gin-laced rich berry fruit freshened with lime and mint. Enjoy as a satisfying palate cleanser before or after a meal.
The cocktail first appears as the Astor Punch in Jacques Straub's 1913 Manual of Mixed Drinks and then in Jacob Abraham Grohusko's 1933 Jack's Bar Manual.
ASTOR PUNCHJacques Straub, Manual of Mixed Drinks, 1913
½ Jigger White Crème de Menthe.
Fine Ice in Goblet.
½ Jigger Slow Gin on top.
Dress with Fruit in season.
ASTOR PUNCHJ. A. Grohusko, 1933
50% white crème de menthe
Fine ice in goblet.
50% sloe gin on top.
Dress with fruit in season.
The Astor was brought to my attention by Jason E. Clapham of the St. Edward's MCR at Oxford and the recipe above his "enhancement" of the Astor Punch.
One serving of The Astor contains 174 calories.