Serve in aCoupe glass
Lemon zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 fl oz||Hayman's London Dry Gin|
|1/2 fl oz||Hayman's Old Tom Gin|
|1/2 fl oz||Grand Marnier or other cognac orange liqueur|
|1/2 fl oz||Rosso/rouge (sweet) vermouth|
|1/4 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
Read about cocktail measures and measuring.
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.
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.Harry Craddock, 1930
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.
One serving of Leap Year Cocktail contains 156 calories.