Tanqueray Almond Cocktail

Tanqueray Almond

Tanqueray London Dry Gin

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
150 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 32mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is the perfect elegant holiday cocktail for the fancier affairs of the season. Served in a brandy snifter, the Tanqueray almond is an aromatic cocktail that features the perfect pairing of Tanqueray London Dry Gin and amaretto. It's a beautiful and simple cocktail that you'll come back to time and again.

The recipe comes from Tanqueray and it is very easy. The presentation gives it a sophisticated touch that makes it feel just a little more special. To liven up the gin-amaretto mix, be sure to add the bitters and sour mix. They're small accents (don't overdo the sour), but they make an incredible difference.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin

  • 1/2 ounce amaretto liqueur

  • 1 dash bitters

  • 1 splash sour mix

  • Maraschino cherries, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a snifter with ice, pour the gin, amaretto, and bitters.

  3. Top with a splash of sour mix.

  4. Garnish with maraschino cherries. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • Keep in mind that a snifter is a very large glass and it's not meant to be filled. Instead, the ice and liquids should not exceed half the volume (one-third of the volume is ideal). This allows the drink's aroma to swirl inside the empty portion, which adds to the experience.
  • For the best drink, ensure that the liqueur matches the quality of your gin. Top-shelf amarettos like Disaronno would be an excellent choice, though there are other fine almond liqueurs worth exploring.
  • The bitters are not defined in this recipe; the most natural choice would be aromatic bitters, such as Angostura. Do experiment with other flavors; orange bitters will add a nice citrus accent while floral herbal bitters (e.g., lavender or chamomile) could really play nicely off the gin's botanicals.
  • If your only option for maraschino cherries is the neon red cherries that are so common, skip the garnish or go with a citrus twist instead. Those cherries are essentially bleached and dyed—anything but natural—and can quickly bring this drink down. During cherry season, you can make your own maraschinos to keep on hand for drinks like this.

Recipe Variation

  • A splash of hot water creates a toddy-like drink and the warmth opens up the drink's aroma in a lovely and very comforting way. It's reminiscent of the gin toddy, though amaretto is a very nice touch to that recipe as well.

How Strong Is a Tanqueray Almond?

Tanqueray is bottled at 94.6 proof, so this is not a light drink. It should mix up to an alcohol content around 30 percent ABV (60 proof). That's partially why it's served short; the other reason is that it's meant to be sipped slowly like a fine brandy.