Sloppy Joe's

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Discerning Drinkers (9 ratings)

Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Photographed in an

Urban Bar Nick & Nora

Garnish:

Pineapple wedge on rim

How to make:

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

5/6 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
5/6 fl oz Tawny port
5/6 fl oz Pineapple juice (freshly extracted/pressed/squeezed)
1/12 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1/24 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup
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Review:

Rich and fruity with a balancing brandy backbone. A bite-sized after-dinner or late-night treat that's reminiscent of a very fruity vintage port.

History:

There are two very different vintage cocktails which similar names (the other being Sloppy Joe) that originated at or are named after Sloppy Joe's, a famous bar in Havana, Cuba during the 1930s. Ernest Hemingway was a regular and Sloppy Joe's inspired the fictitious Freddy's Bar in his novel To Have and Have Not.

This recipe adapted from one I found in the variation of the other Sloppy Joe cocktail in Stanley M. Jones' 1977 Jones' Complete Barguide.

SLOPPY JOE'S COCKTAIL
Cocktail Glass Shake
1 oz lime juice
¼ oz grenadine
¼ orange curacao
¾ oz rum
¾ oz dry vermouth

Variation

¾ oz pineapple juice
¾ oz brandy
¾ oz port
1 dash grenadine
1 dash orange curacao

Shake vigorously with ice cubes. Strain into double old-fashioned glass with ice-con around straw.

Stanley M. Jones, 1977

Nutrition:

One serving of Sloppy Joe's contains 120 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 0.8 standard drinks
  • 14.94% alc./vol. (29.88° proof)
  • 11.8 grams of pure alcohol
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