Army & Navy

Difford's Guide
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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 Rutte Dry Gin
3/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 fl oz Orgeat (almond) sugar syrup
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
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Review:

Almond and lemon flavoured gin. Subtle, citrus and, despite generous orgeat, fairly dry.

Variant:

With amaretto: 60ml (2oz) gin, 15 (½oz) lemon juice, 7.5 (¼oz) amaretto liqueur, 5 (1 spoon) orgeat syrup, and 1 dash aromatic bitters.

History:

This old classic was originally made to a 4:2:2 formula, but in his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David Embury opts for an 8:2:1 formula, describing the original formulation as "horrible". I've ended up with a 12:3:2 formula in the quest for balance and deliciousness.

ARMY & NAVY.
1 part Lemon Juice
1 part Orgeat
2 parts Gin
1 have given the original recipe which, to my mind, is horrible. If made to my 1:2:8 formula, it is merely the Gin Sour with orgeat used in place of sugar syrup.

David A. Embury, 1948

Nutrition:

One serving of Army & Navy contains 167 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 21.39% alc./vol. (42.78° proof)
  • 20.9 grams of pure alcohol
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