Opal

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Discerning Drinkers (48 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

UB Retro Coupe Gold 7.75oz

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

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

1 2/3 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
1/2 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40% alc./vol.)
1 1/4 fl oz Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
1/24 fl oz Orange blossom water / Orange flower water
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Review:

Fresh, fragrant flavours of zesty orange and gin with a subtle floral note.

Variant:

Red Opal

History:

Thought to have originated in the 1920s, the Opal notably appears in in Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book.

OPAL COCKTAIL.
(6 people)
3 Glasses Gin.
2 Glasses Orange juice.
1 Glass of Cointreau.
A little sugar.
Add a little Orange-flower water.
Shake and serve.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Nutrition:

One serving of Opal contains 188 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 19.28% alc./vol. (38.56° proof)
  • 21.5 grams of pure alcohol
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