Monday, February 12, 2018

Claridge Cocktail

The best I can guess, Claridge refers to a hotel brand in London and around the world. That satisfies me, as many drinks like the Manhattan are named after hotels. There's something wonderfully international about this cocktail. It's flavor is at once iconic and very familiar. It feels very luxurious to drink.

The combination of gin and apricot brandy is so oft repeated in cocktails, it appears to be many bartender's secret crutch cocktail. And for many drinkers, having a Claridge or one of its family is memorable.
  • 2 oz. gin (Caorunn used)
  • 1 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. apricot brandy
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec (Luxardo used)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

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