Serve in aNick & Nora glass
Photographed in aSpeakeasy Nick & Nora 4.75oz
Grapefruit zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|1/2 fl oz||Fino sherry|
|1/3 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/4 fl oz||Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)|
|2 dash||Orange Bitters by Angostura|
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A gin-based sour with fino sherry adding distinctive, almost salty celery, notes. Orange bitters and a grapefruit zest twist contribute to this cocktail's delicate balance. Depending on the sourness of your lemons, you may need to cut the sugar back to 5ml (1/6oz).
Adapted from a recipe created in 2002 by Chris Jepson at Milk & Honey, London, England. Originally made for a Drinks International Magazine competition, this cocktail has gone on to be a much-copied contemporary classic inspiring riffs such as the Banana Calling.
We also discovered a quite different stirred cocktail named London Calling in 2003 at London's Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie (50ml dry gin, 31.25ml sloe gin, 12.5ml sweet vermouth and 2 dash orange bitters).
One serving of London Calling contains 140 calories.
- 1.3 standard drinks
- 22.48% alc./vol. (44.96° proof)
- 17.6 grams of pure alcohol
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