Leap Year Cocktail

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

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 gin
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)
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Review:

To follow this cocktail's original proportions 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.

History:

Created 29th February 1928 by Harry Craddock for the Leap Year celebrations at The American Bar in London's Savoy Hotel. The cocktail features in his 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book with the notation, "It is said to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail that has ever been mixed."

LEAP YEAR COCKTAIL.
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.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Leap Year Cocktail contains 156 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 27.62% alc./vol. (55.24° proof)
  • 22.8 grams of pure alcohol
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