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Created in 1984 by Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in London’s Soho as an alternative to the Cosmopolitan.

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Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
2 oz Gin (London Dry)[ Add ]
12 oz Creme de Cassis[ Add ]
1 oz Lime Juice[ Add ]
1 splash Simple Syrup[ Add ]
Method: Prepare in a shaker
Glass: Cocktail
  1. Add gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a shaker with ice and shake well.
  2. Strain into Old fashioned glass with fresh Ice cubes.
  3. Swirl crème de cassis over the top of the drink in a circular fashion.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice and blackberries (optional)

Volume: 3.6 oz
Alcohol units: 2.7 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 26%


Times viewed: 37574
Average Score: 8.7 (6 votes)

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Out of the two major variants, I've met this recipe mostly being done with Creme de Mure (which is basically a blackberry liqueur). And this can be seen even in the picture, with the mandatory blackberries in the garnish.

Comment by johnniepop on 2015-10-04 03:55:11

Added by David on
Last updated on 2014-09-14 16:26:58
Status: Approved