East 8 Hold-up cocktail

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There are approximately 204 calories in one serving of East 8 Hold-up cocktail.

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East 8 Hold-up cocktail image

Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Photographed in a

Libbey Old Fashioned 11oz


Pineapple & lime wedges

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 1/2 fl oz Ketel One Vodka
1/2 fl oz Aperol or other Italian red aperitivo
2/3 fl oz Pineapple juice (fresh pressed)
1/2 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1/6 fl oz Passion fruit syrup

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Vodka based, fruity and bittersweet with pineapple and passion fruit.


Created in 2010 by Kevin Armstrong at Milk & Honey, London. The name comes from the part of London where Kevin lived, E8, an area where muggings were commonplace.

One night Kevin had just dropped Sam Jeveons off during their taxi ride home and Sam stopped to take a leak. While pissing against a wall with his trousers dropped around his feet, a guy came up behind him, stepped on his trousers and told him to hand over his wallet. Sam ended up chasing the guy with trousers around his ankles. The episode became known as the East 8 Hold Up.

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