Tuesday, October 28, 2014


This is a sweet classic of a cocktail. I've seen it done with and without creme de violette, but since many of those cremes died out after Prohibition, the most common recipe is with just gin, lemon juice and maraschino liqueur--Luxardo especially.

The New York Bartender's Guide actually calls for a half teaspoon of apricot brandy. I've never seen it that way, but hey! Whatever floats your boat.

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur (Luxardo)
  • 1/2 tsp. apricot brandy
Shake all ingredients on ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

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