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Leap Year Cocktail

Leap Year Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

The Leap Year is a somewhat popular cocktail, at least it's been around for many years (1930's at least) and if it is not on the tips of tongues, it is at least in the back of some minds and a well-rounded Martini alternative. This is a sort of enhanced Gin & It or an orange-flavored Emerson.

For the orange liqueur, triple sec and curacao will not do. This drink deserves a brandy-based, sweet and thick orange that can only come from Grand Marnier or, if you're on a budget, GranGala.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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