Night Cap (Sloppy Joe's 1935)

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Discerning Drinkers (48 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in an

UB Retro Coupe 1910

Garnish:

Express and then float coin-sized orange zest twist

How to make:

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

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AKA:

Chocolate Word

Review:

This sweet 'n' sour, gin and cognac-laced cocktail is perhaps more suited to be enjoyed as an aperitivo, or even with breakfast, than the nightcap the name suggests. Unless you have a very sweet white cacao then the recipe needs the bar spoon of sugar syrup I've added for balance.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in a 1935 souvenir pamphlet from the famous Sloppy Joe's bar in Havana, Cuba (courtesy of Beachbum Berry's Potions of the Caribbean).

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 20.08% alc./vol. (40.16° proof)
  • 19.1 grams of pure alcohol
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* This list may not include all required ingredients.
Price per cocktail is an estimate based on the cost of making one cocktail with the available ingredients shown above and does not include any postage charges.
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Difford's Easy Jigger
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