London Calling
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London Calling
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
The London Calling cocktail, a tasteful mix featuring orange bitters, dry gin, dry sherry, lemon juice, and sugar syrup, serves as a refined nod to the sophisticated drinking culture found ... more The London Calling cocktail, a tasteful mix featuring orange bitters, dry gin, dry sherry, lemon juice, and sugar syrup, serves as a refined nod to the sophisticated drinking culture found in the heart of England's capital. Served in a classic cocktail glass, this libation is a harmonious blend of tart and sweet, with the dryness of the gin and sherry beautifully offset by the citrus zing of lemon and the subtle sweetness of sugar syrup. The use of orange bitters adds a delightful complexity, making London Calling an impeccable choice for discerning palates seeking a drink with depth and character. Its elegant composition has made it a favored choice for cocktail enthusiasts exploring British-inspired beverages.
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Dry gin
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19.6% | 1.47 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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2 dashes 2 dashes 2 dashes
30ml 1oz 3cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
15ml ½oz 1.5cl
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The London Calling cocktail offers a sophisticated blend where the sharp dryness of the gin and sherry beautifully counteracts the refreshing tartness from the lemon juice, rounded off with a touch of sweet from the sugar syrup. The addition of orange bitters introduces a subtle, but complex, citrus layer that enhances the overall flavor profile, making this drink a splendid choice for those who appreciate a well-balanced cocktail with a European flair.

Method
How to make a London Calling

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Ensure you shake the mixture vigorously for 10-15 seconds, or until the exterior of the shaker feels cold and frosted
Next, grab a fine strainer to help remove any small ice chips as you pour
Pour the contents smoothly into a glass that has been chilled beforehand for an extra refreshing touch
Enjoy your perfectly strained cocktail, ready to be savored with every sip

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the London Calling cocktail?

The London Calling cocktail, despite its name suggesting a British origin, is actually a modern classic cocktail that gained popularity among craft cocktail bars around the world. Its exact origins are murky, but it's named after the famous song by The Clash, symbolizing a blend of traditional British elements with a modern twist.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of gin in the London Calling cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the dry gin with another type of gin in the London Calling cocktail. Each type of gin has its own unique botanicals and flavor profile, which can slightly alter the taste of the cocktail. For a twist, try using an Old Tom Gin for a slightly sweeter flavor or a London Dry Gin for a more classic interpretation.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the London Calling cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the London Calling can be created by substituting the dry gin with a non-alcoholic gin alternative and the dry sherry with a non-alcoholic aperitif or sherry alternative. The key is to maintain the balance between the bitterness, acidity, and sweetness of the drink.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings would complement the London Calling cocktail?

The London Calling cocktail, with its balance of dryness from the gin and sherry, acidity from the lemon juice, and sweetness from the sugar syrup, pairs well with light appetizers, seafood dishes, or tapas. Try it with oysters, ceviche, or a cheese and charcuterie board for a delightful combination.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve the London Calling cocktail to best enjoy its flavors?

To best enjoy the flavors of the London Calling cocktail, serve it cold in a cocktail glass. You can enhance the presentation and aroma by garnishing with a lemon twist or a small sprig of rosemary. The key is to ensure the cocktail is well chilled without diluting it, so consider chilling the glass before serving.

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