The late Julia and Paul Child often entertained friends with cocktails, many of them invented by Paul Child, who delighted in creating custom drinks. A small collection of Paul’s recipes, written on 3-by-5 index cards, was recently discovered in Julia Child’s archives. Among them is this sweet, apricot brandy–laced riff on the gimlet.

Paul Child
November 2018

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Credit: Christopher Testani

Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 cocktail
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together lime juice, 1 tablespoon water, and sugar in a mixing glass until sugar is dissolved. Pour gin and apricot brandy into glass, and fill glass with ice. Using a bar spoon, stir until outside of glass is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon peel twist.

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