Angel Face
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Angel Face
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.2 / 5
The Angel Face is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 20th century, embodying an elegant blend of flavors that can be both delicate and potent. The drink ... more The Angel Face is a classic cocktail that dates back to the early 20th century, embodying an elegant blend of flavors that can be both delicate and potent. The drink harmoniously combines the dryness of gin with the sweet and fruity notes of apricot brandy, and is rounded off with the rich, apple undertones of Calvados, an apple brandy from the Normandy region of France. Its ingredients are thoughtfully balanced, creating a sophisticated concoction that is often appreciated for its smoothness and depth of flavor. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, the Angel Face is a refined choice for those seeking a cocktail with historical charm and a fruity yet complex character.
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40% | 3.6 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Angel Face cocktail is a sublime dance of elegance and potency, where the crisp, botanical notes of gin gracefully intertwine with the sweet lushness of apricot brandy. This delicate balance is beautifully anchored by the robust, earthy whispers of Calvados, creating a symphony of flavors that transcends the typical fruit-forward cocktail, offering a sip of history with every glass.

Method
How to make a Angel Face

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

GARNISHING_TIPS

What is the ideal garnish for an Angel Face cocktail?

The Angel Face cocktail typically does not come with a specific garnish recommendation. However, to enhance its presentation, a simple lemon twist or a thin apple slice could complement the flavors of the apricot brandy and Calvados beautifully.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of brandy instead of apricot brandy in an Angel Face?

While apricot brandy is a key ingredient that gives the Angel Face its distinct flavor, you can experiment with other fruit brandies if apricot brandy is not available. Just keep in mind that substituting the brandy will alter the original taste and character of the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Angel Face cocktail?

A non-alcoholic version of the Angel Face could be challenging to replicate due to its all-spirit composition. However, you can try mixing non-alcoholic spirits or fruit juices that mimic gin, apricot, and apple flavors. Remember, the experience will differ significantly from the alcoholic original.

FAQ

How do I properly shake an Angel Face cocktail?

To properly shake an Angel Face cocktail, fill a shaker with ice and add the gin, apricot brandy, and Calvados in equal measures. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds or until well chilled. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass to serve.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What makes the Angel Face cocktail unique compared to other gin-based cocktails?

The Angel Face cocktail stands out due to its equal parts of gin, apricot brandy, and Calvados. This combination offers a unique blend of juniper berries from the gin, the sweet and fruity notes from the apricot brandy, and the rich apple flavor from the Calvados, creating a distinctive and flavorful drink.

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