Leave It To Me Cocktail (No. 2)

Leave It To Me No 2

Leave It To Me Cocktail (No. 2)

1 Teaspoonful Raspberry Syrup. (1 teaspoon Monin Raspberry Syrup)
1 Teaspoonful Lemon Juice.
1 Dash Maraschino. (1/3 tsp. Luxardo Maraschino)
3/4 Glass Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin)

Shake (stir, please) well and strain into cocktail glass.

Now, we’re talking.

This is a lovely cocktail, which definitely could use some revivification.

Admittedly a bit girly, being slightly pink and a bit fruity. Still it’s not pink enough to cause alarm and with enough of a gin punch that I think any male secure in his manhood should have no problem with it.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.

7 thoughts on “Leave It To Me Cocktail (No. 2)

  1. I love this cocktail! Used in moderation, raspberry syrup is a really great “secret” ingredient that you don’t see in many cocktails these days. This and the Floradora are enough to convince anyone of that.

  2. Erik

    Hmm…well they still don’t seem *that* far apart to me – with the notable exception of the Creme de Violette (admittedly, an essential component in the Aviation). The gin to maraschino ratio is almost identical and while there’s more lemon in the Aviation, there’s also an addition of simple syrup. I guess I am just going to have to make one of each to compare for myself.


  3. The simple syrup is my heresy, not Harry Craddock or Hugo Ensslin’s, making the original aviation a much tarter drink than the Leave It To Me (No. 2). Actually, pretty undrinkable by most modern standards. I’d never serve it to anyone, unless they knew what they were in for. And there’s a pretty big difference between 3/4 oz of lemon juice and a teaspoon.

    Be glad to make both for you next Savoy night, for your Comparison and Contrast pleasure!

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