Angel Face Cocktail

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The Angel Face cocktail is a rich and delightful drink that contains equal parts of gin, apricot brandy, and Calvados.

The Angel Face cocktail made its debut in the illustrious Savoy Cocktail Book, a compendium of timeless cocktails compiled by the legendary bartender Harry Craddock in 1930. Its inclusion in The Savoy Cocktail Book solidifies its status as a timeless classic, a testament to the enduring appeal of its unique combination of ingredients.

At the heart of this cocktail lies a trinity of spirits, each contributing its distinct character to the overall composition. The recipe calls for equal parts of gin, apricot brandy, and Calvados, creating a unique blend that showcases the best qualities of each ingredient. The gin, with its botanical infusion, adds a crisp and herbaceous note, providing a solid foundation for the cocktail. The apricot brandy introduces a touch of sweetness and fruity complexity, imparting a luscious and velvety texture to the mix. Finally, the Calvados, an apple brandy from the Normandy region of France, bring a subtle warmth and a hint of apple orchard nostalgia to the ensemble.

What sets the Angel Face cocktail apart is not only its delightful flavor profile but also its versatility. Despite its equal parts composition, the cocktail manages to strike a delicate equilibrium, allowing each ingredient to shine without overpowering the others. This adaptability makes the Angel Face an ideal canvas for experimentation, inviting mixologists to play with different gin profiles, apricot brandies, and other types of apple brandy to create personalized variations.

Angel Face Cocktail Recipe

  1. 30 ml gin

  2. 30 ml Apricot brandy

  3. 30 ml Calvados

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: orange twist

angel face cocktail recipe

How to Make an Angel Face Cocktail

  1. Add the gin, apricot brandy, and Calvados into a mixing glass.

  2. Add ice and stir for 10 seconds, until chilled.

  3. Strain into a martini or coupe glass.

  4. Garnish with an orange twist.