3 cl of gin
3 cl of apricot brandy liqueur
3 cl of calvados
The Angel Face cocktail is one of the easiest to prepare: the recipe is simple and you do not need juices or particularly difficult to find ingredients. 3 parts of gin, 3 parts of apricot brandy and 3 parts of Calvados.
The story of the Angel Face cocktail began in 1930 when Harry Craddock published its splendid collection of recipes: the Savoy Cocktail Book. Or at least this is the first written source that mentions the cocktail in question.
The main source of inspiration for this drink is the famous gangster of the American Prohibition (Angel Face), while it is an untenable theory that the cocktail is dedicated to Rick Blaine, the legendary star of Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart, considered that the film coma out in 1942.
Speaking about the original Angel Face cocktail recipe many bartenders make it stirred in a mixing glass, but to combine the bold and fruity flavors (and ingredients) of the drink, the shaker is essential.
The Angel Face’s flavor is full, round and well balanced, with a sweet aftertaste that ranges from ripe apricot to apple, perfect for pairings with tarts, apple crumbles, cheesecake, but also a rich chocolate mud cake. Pay attention to the high alcohol content, a couple of Angel Face drinks are is enough for a lively aperitif!
Angel Face cocktail ingredients
- 3 cl of gin
- 3 cl of apricot brandy
- 3 cl of calvados
How to make the perfect Angel Face drink
Put 3 ice cubes in Martini glass.
Pour some ice and all ingredients into a shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
Remove the ice from the Martini glass and pour the drink by filtering with the strainer to hold the ice.
Enjoy your Angel Face, you deserve it!