Serve in aCoupe glass
Lemon zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|1/2 fl oz||Portobello Old Tom|
|1/2 fl oz||Grand Marnier or other cognac orange liqueur|
|1/2 fl oz||Martini Rosso sweet vermouth|
|1/4 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in green above.
To follow this cocktail's original proportions then use 60ml (2oz) dry gin and omit the Old Tom. But you'll be missing out. Either way, despite the rich liqueur, this cocktail is on the bone dry/sour side.
Published in 1930, The Savoy Cocktail Book says, "This cocktail was created by Harry Craddock, for the Leap Year celebrations at the Savoy Hotel, London, on February 29th, 1928. It is said to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail that has ever been mixed.
1 Dash Lemon Juice.
2/3 Gin. 1/6 Grand Marnier.
1/6 Italian Vermouth.
Shake well and serve in cocktail glass. Squeeze lemon on top."
There are approximately 156 calories in one serving of Leap Year Cocktail.