Charlie Chaplin Cocktail – Sloe Gin and Apricot Liqueur

Charlie Chaplin Cocktail - Orange red classic cocktail made with sloe gin, apricot liqueur and lime juice. Garnished with an apricot wedge.


30 ml | 1 oz › Sloe Gin
30 ml | 1 oz › Apricot Liqueur
30 ml | 1 oz › Lime Juice

Method: Shaken
Garnish: Apricot wedge
Glass: Martini or Nick & Nora

Shopping list

  1. Sipsmith Sloe Gin

  2. The Bitter Truth Apricot Liqueur

The Story of the Charlie Chaplin Cocktail

The Charlie Chaplin cocktail has a history that dates back to the Prohibition era. It was created at New York’s legendary Waldorf-Astoria, a hub for the city’s elite and visiting dignitaries. The cocktail pays homage to Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin, the iconic English slapstick comic actor of the silent film era. Crafted before 1920, made it first appearance in “The Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book” by Albert Stevens Crockett in 1934.

I like the fact that two liqueurs serve as a split base and that the strong base spirit is missing. It makes a change from the „normal“ sour cocktails. It also uses the rather rare apricot liqueur. That is exciting for me. Give it a try.


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