Leap Year Cocktail

The Savoy Cocktail Book touts the Leap Year Cocktail for having “been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail that has ever been mixed.” Invented by the books author, Harry Craddock, for the Leap Year celebrations at the Savoy Hotel, London, on February 29th, 1928, the cocktail is certainly substantial enough for any celebration.


2 oz Hendrick’s Gin

1/2 oz Grand Marnier

1/2 oz sweet vermouth

1/8 oz lemon juice


Shake with ice.

Strain into a cocktail coupe.

Garnish with a lemon twist.


blair frodelius 20 Apr 2011
3:32 am

If you’ve decided to forego paying your taxes this year, you might enjoy a Scofflaw cocktail as seen in Robert’s video here: http://www.smallscreennetwork.com/video/362



Ginty 21 Apr 2011
12:10 pm

Nice find Robert!  I tried this one last night, and it was delightful.

There’s a LOT of drinks to wade through in the Savoy book, so I appreciate the help.  Thanks!

Lynn Ballintiner 29 Feb 2012
2:40 pm

Hmm, only a dash of lemon juice, but you shook the cocktail. Seems like a “stirrer” to me?

Robert Hess 29 Feb 2012
2:54 pm

Yep… you probably are right.

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