Charlie Chaplin Cocktail

Charlie Chaplin Cocktail
Find yourself some sloe gin to mix up the classic Charlie Chaplin Cocktail. Shannon Graham
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
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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. Of course, the drink is named in honor of the famous actor Charlie Chaplin, but it's unclear if the drink made it into the comedian's repertoire.

You may also be interested in a cocktail named for one of Chaplin's wives, the Lita Grey. It also includes sloe gin and the two make better companions than their namesakes.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime peel.