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The classic martini glass filled with the cocktail with lemon twists in it - square

Claridge Cocktail

If you like martinis or gimlets, you will love this cocktail, whose combination of spirits is surprising but delicious!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword Claridge cocktail, Cointreau cocktails, gin cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Cocktails
Calories 209kcal


  • 3 ounces dry gin (I used Bombay Sapphire)
  • 3 ounces dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (or another orange liqueur)
  • 1 ounce apricot brandy


  • 2 lemon twists


  • Fill cocktail shaker ½ way with ice
  • Add gin, vermouth, Cointreau and apricot brandy
  • Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds. Divide and strain liquid between the martini glasses
  • Take lemon rind strips and rub along the rim and drop one into each glass
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Helpful tips
  • Use the BEST ingredients you can afford, but just know that using premium ingredients equal a more delicious drink, especially when the cocktail is 100% alcohol.
  • If you are strapped for cash and would rather not get a mid- to high-level gin, I recommend getting at least a mid- to high-level orange liqueur. So, get Cointreau instead of triple sec. Here's why: most cocktails don't require a lot of orange liqueur so your investment in this delicious spirit will go a long way.
  • Whenever I make a cocktail that calls for a martini glass, I put the receptacle in the freezer. (The only reason I don't use it in my photographs is that you can't see the beauty of the drink through frosted glass. Boo!)
  • I find that a lemon twist goes well in this cocktail. Always wash your lemons before slicing and dropping either a wedge or twist in a cocktail.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 5g