Angel Face

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Discerning Drinkers (131 ratings)

Serve in

Coupe glass

Photographed in

UB Retro Fizzio 1920 Coupe 9oz

Garnish:

Orange zest twist, or apple wedge on rim, or float (dehydrated) apple slice

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass.

1 fl oz Hayman's London Dry Gin
1 fl oz Calvados / apple brandy / straight applejack
1 fl oz Luxardo Apricot Albicocca Liqueur
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if wet ice)
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Review:

Rich apricot and apple with a backbone of botanical gin. Balanced rather than dry or sweet.

This drink looks better when stirred but the Harry Craddock's original 1930 recipe is shaken and the extra dilution this brings helps mellow this boozy classic. Hence, I've added a splash of water to increase the dilution of the stirred recipe. Although an act of heresy, a splash of processed and packaged clear "apple juice drink" also works wonders in place of added chilled water.

History:

Adapted from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book which stipulates "Shake well and strain into cocktail glass" rather than to stir as modern convention dictates.

ANGEL FACE COCKTAIL.
1/3 Dry Gin.
1/3 Apricot Brandy.
1/3 Calvados.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Harry Craddock, 1930

Alcohol content:

  • 2 standard drinks
  • 28.27% alc./vol. (56.54° proof)
  • 28.3 grams of pure alcohol
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