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.
- 1 oz apricot brandy
- 1 oz sloe gin
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- lime peel for garnish