Millionaire No.1

Difford's Guide

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

UB Retro Coupe 1920 7.75oz

Garnish:

Lime or apricot slice/wedge

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

3/4 fl oz Overproof pot still rum
3/4 fl oz Rutte Sloe Gin
3/4 fl oz Giffard Abricot du Roussillon
2/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/6 fl oz Giffard Grenadine syrup
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Review:

High proof pot still rum funk, along with a decent quality apricot brandy and sloe gin is key to the success of this full-flavoured red cocktail.

History:

Recipe adapted from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book. Craddock also lists a "Millionaire Cocktail (No.2)" as follows:
"1 Dash Anisette
The white of 1 Egg
1/3 Absinthe
2/3 Dry gin
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass."

In his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David Embury's says "At some bars a drink served under the name of "Millionaire" which consists of lime juice, slow gin, and apricot brandy, with a few dashes of Jamaica rum. Since the sloe gin, which is a liqueur, predominates in this drink, I do not regard it as a true cocktail." Embury is more complimentary of what he calls a "Millionaire Royal", proclaiming it to be "a very satisfactory drink."

Nutrition:

There are approximately 171 calories in one serving of Millionaire No.1.

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