1 oz Sloe gin
1 Lime peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Shake, Rocks, lowball

History

May have had 2 oz of Apricot Liqueur and served in a highball, but this would be a rather sweet by today's tastes.

Cocktail summary
Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
Created by
Waldorf-Astoria
Year
1920's
Is of
unknown authenticity
Curator
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Average
3.5 stars
(19 ratings)
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  • Read Comments - try combinations of Apricot EdV / Gin to cut sweetness — ★★★★
  • So sweet. So tart. Very well constructed! — ★★★★
  • Way too sweet. Maybe 1.5 gin / .75 apricot eau de vie / .75 sloe / .75 lime ?
  • Sweet! try apricot brandy or gin & sloe gin — ★★
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Comments

yarm commented on 4/04/2022:

Frank Caiafa's 2016 The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book describes how his bar staff would sometimes add gin to the recipe as a variation to add backbone and to balance the sweeter notes (3/4 oz gin, apricot, sloe, lime). That version was utilized as an alternative to the Cosmopolitan (and via personal correspondence, it was his personal favorite version). My notes on that: https://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/2021/12/charlie-chaplin.html