Millionaire No.1

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There are approximately 212 calories in one serving of Millionaire No.1.

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

UB Retro Coupe 1920 7.75oz


Lime or apricot slice/wedge

How to make:

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

1 34 fl oz Bacardi Carta Blanca light rum
34 fl oz Rutte Sloe Gin
34 fl oz Giffard Abricot du Roussillon
34 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
14 fl oz Giffard Grenadine Syrup

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Our Comment:

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


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."

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