Fallen Angel (Savoy)

Description
Gin, Crème de Menthe, Bitters, Lime juice, Mint
Ingredients
2ozGin
12ozLime juice
2dsCrème de Menthe
1dsBitters, Angostura
1spgMint (as garnish)
Instructions
Shake, strain, up, mint garnish.
Notes
This is Imbibe Magazine's version of a recipe whose earliest source, as far as I know, is the Savoy. The original calls, confusingly, for the juice of either one lemon or one half lime, which would seem to produce two very different drinks. Imbibe goes with half of a modern lime and adds a mint sprig garnish. Erik Ellestad made it with the juice of a whole lemon and found it, against expectations, balanced. More here: http://savoystomp.com/2008/10/06/fallen-angel-cocktail/
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1930
Created byHarry Craddock, Savoy Cocktail Book.
AuthenticityAltered recipe
Referencehttp://www.imbibemagazine.com/Fallen-Angel-Recipe
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