Millionaire #4

1 12 oz Jamaican rum, Myers's
34 oz Sloe gin
34 oz Apricot liqueur
1 oz Lime juice
1 wdg Lime (as garnish)
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish
Lime reduced from 1 1/4 to 1 oz.
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.
From other users
  • Made with Old Monk. Worth trying again. — ☆☆☆☆
  • A little Hawaiian Punch-ish for me, but may have been due to my cheap sloe gin. — ☆☆☆
  • Used R&W and Plymouth sloe gin - good, sweet but balanced with lime. I think an eau de vie would require further adjusting the lime. — ☆☆☆☆
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Casey's picture

Made according to

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.

I reduced the lime to 1 oz.

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."