Classic

Gin • Sweet
Ace

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The Ace rarely makes public appearances on cocktail menus or even in books, but the drink does show up in Boothby’s 1934 World Drinks And How To Mix Them and then again in tiki master Victor Bergeron’s 1972 book, Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide. Obscure as it may be, the Ace is a delightful mix of creamy, sweet and sour worthy of a little time in the spotlight, or at least a place at your next brunch.

The Essentials

gin
grenadine
cream
The Details

Ingredients

1 oz gin
.5 oz grenadine
.5 oz cream
1 egg white
.25 tsp lemon juice
Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish

Method

  • Add all ingredients to an empty shaking tin.
  • Dry shake for at least 20 seconds.
  • Add ice to the tin and shake again until chilled.
  • Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
Intermediate
Strength:

Gin Sour Intermediate
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