London Calling

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Ingredients

Barware

Nick & Nora glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

140 calories

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

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Garnish:

Grapefruit zest twist

How to make:

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

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Rutte Dry Gin
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Fino sherry
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Freshly squeezed lemon juice
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Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
2 dash Angostura Orange Bitters

Comment:

A gin-based sour with fino sherry adding distinctive, almost salty, notes. Orange bitters and a grapefruit zest twist contribute to this cocktail's delicate balance. Depending on the sourness of your lemons, you may need to cut the sugar back to 5ml (1/6oz).

About:

Adapted from a recipe created in 2002 by Chris Jepson at Milk & Honey, London, England. Originally made for a Drinks International Magazine competition, this cocktail has gone on to be a much-copied contemporary classic inspiring riffs such as the Banana Calling.

We also discovered a quite different stirred cocktail named London Calling in 2003 at London's Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie (50ml dry gin, 31.25ml sloe gin, 12.5ml sweet vermouth and 2 dash orange bitters).

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