Barbara West

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (25 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

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

1 1/4 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
1 1/4 fl oz Amontillado sherry
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
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AKA:

Creole Cocktail

Review:

Your choice of amontillado sherry may dramatically affect the balance of this gin and sherry sour. Choose well and you're in for a treat.

Variant:

Creole Cocktail (without bitters)
London Calling

History:

Adapted from a recipe in Stanley M. Jones' 1977 Jones' Complete Barguide. This classic could date from the 1930s.

BARBARA WEST
Cocktail Glass
Stir
1 oz gin
1 oz sherry
½ oz lemon juice
1 dash Angostura bitters

Stanley M. Jones, 1977

Alcohol content:

  • 1.1 standard drinks
  • 15.54% alc./vol. (31.08° proof)
  • 15.6 grams of pure alcohol
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