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Polar Cocktail Recipe


Polar Cocktail

Polar Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

The Polar Cocktail is an interesting classic cocktail I first found in the 1939 bartending guide, Just Cocktails. The name is slightly deceiving because it doesn't contain any of the flavors we would typically associate with "polar" - no mint, chocolate or even brandy or whiskey here - no, it is simply gin, maraschino, lemon and egg. Maybe it is the foam the egg creates on the top of the drink that made someone think of a winter frost.

However it received its name, it is a great cocktail for any time of year.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake vigorously to ensure the egg is fully mixed.
  3. Strain into a frozen cocktail glass.

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