Leap year cocktail

Excellent. A new drink especially for today. From Slashfood.

This cocktail was created by Harry Craddock for the Leap Year celebrations at the Savoy Hotel, London, on February 29, 1928. It is said to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail ever mixed.


-2 oz gin (I'd go with Beefeaters on this one)
-1/2 oz sweet vermouth
-1/2 oz Grand Marnier
-1/4 oz fresh lemon juice

Shake above ingredients with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with a lemon twist, just so. It's a fine drink, though I don't think you'll be hemming and hawing for this drink over the next three years. But do enjoy it now at your own Leap Year celebration (you are going to be celebrating Leap Year, right?).


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