Major Bailey #1

Difford's Guide
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Sling glass
Measuring jigger
Bar spoon
Fine sieve


There are approximately 182 calories in one serving of Major Bailey #1.
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Serve in a

Sling glass


Mint sprig

How to make:

Lightly MUDDLE (only to bruise) mint with gin in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into glass half filled with crushed ice. CHURN (stir) drink with ice using a barspoon. Top the glass to the brim with more crushed ice and churn again. Serve with straws.

12 fresh Mint leaves
2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
14 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
14 fl oz Freshly squeezed lemon juice
12 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup

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Our comment:

As Victor says of this gin based Julep, "This is a hell of a drink."


Adapted from a recipe in the 1947 Trader Vic's Bartender Guide by Victor Bergeron.

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