Cocktails by Consensus: Leap Day Cocktail

SlateInstitute for Alcoholic ExperimentationSavoy StompIce + Clink + Drink
Gin2 oz.40 mL1.5 oz. 2 oz.
Grand Marnier1/2 oz.10 mL1/2 of 3/4 oz1/2 oz.
Sweet Vermouth"Scant" 1/2 oz.10 mL1/2 of 3/4 oz.(Carpano Antica)1/2 oz
Lemon Juice"Generous" 1/2 oz.1 dash1 teaspoon 1 dash
GarnishLemon TwistLemon TwistLemon Peel (squeezed on top)Lemon Twist
InstructionsShake and StrainShake and StrainShake (with reservations) and strainShake and Strain

As the origin for the leap day cocktail is rather clear, we don’t see a ton of variation. Slate’s version is by the far most different, opting for an increased quantity of lemon juice. Savoy Stomp’s quantities aren’t actually different, they instead opt for precision of the original’s quantities. 2/3 of the glass measurement used in the the original book is approximately 1/2 of 3/4 of an ounce. For you fraction addicts out there, 3/8 of an ounce will do.

Happy Leap Day!

Source #1: Slate
Source #2: The Institute for Alcoholic Experimentation
Source #3: Savoy Stomp 
Source #4: Ice, Clink and Drink

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  1. […] 2012 rolls onward, I find myself looking back ever so slightly. I’ve known of the Leap Day Cocktail for some time now. For those of you not in the know, its an elegantly constructed cocktail: a well […]

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