Serve inCoupe glass
Lemon zest twist
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|2 fl oz||Rutte Dry Gin|
|1/2 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|5/12 fl oz||Giffard Orgeat Syrup|
|1 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
Almond and lemon flavoured gin. Subtle, citrusy and (despite generous orgeat) dry.
This old classic was originally made to an 8:4:4 formula, but in his 1948 The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David Embury opts for an 8:2:1 formula, describing the original formulation as "horrible".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 24:6:5 formula in the quest for balance and deliciousness. Not nearly as simple but tastier!
ARMY & NAVY.David A. Embury, 1948
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.