Millionaire #4

Description
Jamaican rum, Sloe gin, Apricot liqueur, Lime juice, Lime
Ingredients
1 12ozJamaican rum, Myers's
34ozSloe gin
34ozApricot liqueur
1ozLime juice
1wdgLime (as garnish)
Instructions
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish
Notes
Lime reduced from 1 1/4 to 1 oz.
History
Originally equal parts sloe gin, Jamaica rum, and apricot brandy, with the juice of one lime and a dash of grenadine. Perhaps the apricot brandy was not sweetened, as this would be hideously sweet.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1937
Created byUnknown. Harry Craddock,The Savoy Cocktail Book
AuthenticityAltered recipe
ReferenceTed Haigh, Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails, p. 206
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Dan on 06/06/2010

Comments

Casey's picture

Made according to specifications (Rothman and Winter Orchard Apricot) Lime overpowered the drink. I should have added gradually - 1.25 ounces seemed like a lot.

Dan's picture

I reduced the lime to 1 oz. Depending upon the size and juiciness of the lime, this might be what one lime yields. I wonder if the original was intended to use true dry apricot brandy, rather than apricot liqueur (which is often referred to as apricot brandy). I would be interested in trying the original, but I don't have apricot eau-de-vie or dry apricot brandy on hand.

Ted created this drink with Plymouth Sloe Gin in mind, and Marie Brizzard Apry for the apricot "brandy."

From other users

Made with Old Monk. Worth trying again. (4 stars)

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