Barnum Was Right

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Discerning Drinkers (12 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lemon zest twist

How to make:

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

2 fl oz Gin
1 fl oz Luxardo Apricot Albicocca Liqueur
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
3 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water) (optional)
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Review:

A gin apricot sour balanced and favoured with generous dashes of aromatic bitters.

History:

Named for Barnum Was Right, a 1929 American comedy film released with sounds and also as a silent version for theatres not wired for sound. Only the silent version serves.

Adapted from a recipe in Crosby Gaige's 1941 Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide & Ladies' Companion.

Barnum Was Right
⅔ jigger Dry Gin
⅓ jiger Apricot Brandy
Dash Lime Juice or Lemon
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Shake well with cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Crosby Gaige, Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide & Ladies' Companion, 1941

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 22.81% alc./vol. (45.62° proof)
  • 25.9 grams of pure alcohol
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