The Leap Year Cocktail

This cocktail was created by Harry Cradock, for the Leap Year celebrations at the Savoy Hotel, London, on February 29th, 1928. It has been said to have been responsible for more proposals than any other cocktail that has ever been mixed.

Clive’s Classic Lounge is featuring the Leap Year Cocktail today. If today is your birthday, and you have valid ID to prove the fact, your Leap Year Cocktail is on the house.



1 ½ oz Tanqueray Ten

½ oz Grand Marnier

½ oz Martini Rosso

5mL Lemon Juice


Shake with ice and strain into a large coupette, garnish with a lemon twist.


~~ Drinks from the Bar Soole

Watch this space for more classic and modern cocktails from Shawn Soole – BarKeep extraordinaire, judge, writer, pioneer and all around nice chap. You can sit at Soole’s bar stool in Victoria’s Clive’s Classic Lounge.

Written By:

Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ...

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