Sloppy Joe

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (34 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Lime wedge

How to make:

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

1 fl oz Light white rum (charcoal-filtered 1-4 years old)
1 fl oz Strucchi Dry Vermouth
1/3 fl oz Orange Curaçao liqueur
1/4 fl oz Grenadine/pomegranate syrup
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
2/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

A well-balanced combination of sweet and sour.

History:

One of two vintage cocktails that variously appear under the names of Sloppy Joe or Sloppy Joe's. They either originate from 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.
Adapted from a recipe 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 contains 163 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 16.84% alc./vol. (33.68° proof)
  • 17.3 grams of pure alcohol
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