Before 1920, the Charlie Chaplin cocktail was one of the most popular cocktails at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. A.S. Crockett’s “The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book” details the proportions of lime, apricot brandy, and sloe gin. The drink is named after Charlie Chaplin, who lived from 1889 to 1977. His silent films from the 1920s to the 1940s made him a famous comic performer and filmmaker.
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.
1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ ounce simple syrup
1 ounce apricot liqueur
1 ounce sloe gin
1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime juice, simple syrup, apricot liqueur, and sloe gin.
2. Add ice and shake vigorously until chilled.
3. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass or similar.
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