1 1⁄2 oz Jamaican rum, Myers's
3⁄4 oz Sloe gin
3⁄4 oz Apricot liqueur
1 wdg Lime (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
Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
Created by
Unknown. Harry Craddock,The Savoy Cocktail Book
Year
1937
Is an
altered recipe
Reference

Ted Haigh, Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails, p. 206

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  • 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. — ★★★★
  • A little Hawaiian Punch-ish for me, but may have been due to my cheap sloe gin. — ★★★
  • Made with Old Monk. Worth trying again. — ★★★★
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Comments
Casey commented on 10/03/2011:

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 commented on 10/07/2011:

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."


I think you will find that the juice of 1 Key lime - usually 1/4 but less than 1/2 ounce - is just right for this nice drink.