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Leap Year

If we didn’t post something about this cocktail today we would have to wait four more years to get excited about it again. And you know what? It’s not a bad drink. Not at all. It comes to us by way of the Savoy Hotel in London. It was created by none other than Harry Craddock, author of the famous Savoy Cocktail Book. Craddock supposedly created it on February 29th back in 1928—exactly 84 years ago today—in order to celebrate Leap Day, although it would be another couple of years before the recipe saw print. We have seen 20 such days come and go since then, and today we have one more. Raise your cocktail to Harry Craddock and celebrate the 21st Leap Year since it’s creation.

Leap Year
2 oz gin
.5 oz Grand Marnier
.5 oz sweet vermouth
.25 oz lemon juice

Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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