I can’t believe both Charlie Chaplain and Mary Pickford have birthdays within a week of each other.
I can only imagine the parties they had back in the day.
Chaplain was born April 16, 1889 in London.
Esquire‘s recipe is as follows:
- 3 oz sloe gin
- 1 oz lime juice
- 3 oz apricot Brandy
Sake over crushed ice.
A quick Google search netted me this link, which called the drink “rather thick and sweet.” It also scales back the cocktail’s three ingredients to 1 oz portions each:
The Charlie Chaplin Cocktail was one of the premier drinks of the Waldorf-Astoria prior to 1920. The equal mix of lime, apricot brandy and sloe gin is documented in A.S. Crockett’s The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book and it’s a nice, gentle mix, although rather thick and sweet.
Thirsty for more?
— Mix That Drink uses lemon juice, not lime.
Also, this is my 100th post, so that’s pretty exciting!