Cocktail Series: Leap Year

We’re sure you already knew this, but 2020 is a Leap Year! February 29th is just around the corner and since we only get to see this elusive day once every four years, we think it’s only right to celebrate it with the official Leap Year Cocktail. Originally shared by Harry Craddock in the Savoy Cocktail Book published in 1930, this crisp and refreshing cocktail claims, “It is said to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail that has ever been mixed.” While we’re not exactly sure about the research behind that statement, it certainly makes for a great backstory. All you’ll need to make this cocktail is a dash of lemon juice, 2/3 gin, 1/6 Grand Marnier, and 1/6 Italian Vermouth. Shake well, garnish with a lemon peel, and serve chilled. Let us know if you end up toasting to the Leap Year and what you used or will use in your version of the Savoy Leap Year Cocktail! #LeapYear

St. George Spirits

Terroir Gin

Juniper, bay laurel, Douglass for, Saigon cinnamon, coriander, Angelica root, orris root, coastal sage and fennel. — 2 years ago

Severn, Phillip and 1 other liked this

Giulio Cocchi

Vermouth di Torino

Moscato sweetness shines through though the smoker, bitter edge adds complexity. Not bad. I'm sure someone with the right amount of talent and time could make this into quite the cocktail. — 2 years ago

Mike, P and 7 others liked this

Grand Marnier

Orange & Cognac Liqueur

Dangerously good stuff! Candied orange peel, brown sugar, fig, hints of roasted almonds, and milk chocolate. — 5 years ago

Kyle Whodrinks
with Kyle

Brooklyn Gin

Small Batch Handcrafted Gin

American style gin. Light with restrained juniper and citrus. — a year ago

Ron liked this

Hendrick's

Small Batch Handcrafted Gin

Great gin, even though I am not a fan of cucumber. So, it is certainly great for gin and tonic, but I wont sip it. — 7 months ago

Carla liked this
Eileen Monahan

Eileen Monahan

I really like this gin with tonic and a squeeze of lime

Grand Marnier

Orange & Cognac Liqueur

My absolute favorite after dinner drink! — 7 years ago

J liked this

Beefeater

London Dry Gin

The sea
Dry land
Winter cold
Summer heat
— 5 years ago

Collin and Nelson liked this

Fratelli Branca Distillerie

Punt e Mes Vermouth

Punt e Mes. Lovely Italian Vermouth, nice cola and spicy aromas, slightly sweet with the perfect touch of bitterness. Tested at Garfo Torto — 6 years ago

Carla liked this

Grand Marnier

Orange & Cognac Liqueur

Ben Franco
10

My favorite way to end any evening! — 5 years ago