London Calling

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Garnish:

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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Review:

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).

History:

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 Originally made for a Drinks International Magazine competition, this cocktail has gone on to be a much-copied contemporary classic inspiring riffs such as the Banana Calling.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).

Nutrition:

One serving of London Calling contains 140 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 22.48% alc./vol. (44.96° proof)
  • 17.6 grams of pure alcohol
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