Leap Year Recipe

Classic Leap Year Cocktail
The Leap Year is a classic gin cocktail that deserves to be enjoyed more than once every four years. Shannon Graham
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

The Leap Year is a cocktail that has been around since the 1930s and if its name is not on the tips of all tongues, it is at least in the back of some minds and a well-rounded Martini alternative. This is a sort of enhanced Gin & It or an orange-flavored Emerson.

For the orange liqueur, triple sec and curacao will not do. This drink deserves a brandy-based, sweet and thick orange that can only come from Grand Marnier or, if you're on a budget, GranGala.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist.