1919 Cocktail

Perfect for cold wintry nights, the 1919 cocktail is a drink that should definitely be on your radar. Bringing together gin, Campari and Vermouth, it’s the ideal drink for warming you up, despite being a cold drink. I usually drink this throughout the Christmas holidays but, given the cold climate of the UK, it’s a drink that you can sip on almost all year round.

1919 cocktail with bottles of Vermouth, Bombay Sapphire and Campari in the background.

1919 Cocktail

For me this drink is the winter version of the Aperol Spritz. Which I’m sure most you will have heard of as it’s become a bit of a Summer staple drink for most of us! The 1919 isn’t something that you usually come across on a cocktail menu so it might be a new one for a lot of you. But I promise it’s worth testing out for yourself at home. Here’s my take on the 1919.

Ingredients

25ml of your favourite gin (I use Bombay Sapphire)

25ml Campari

25ml Vermouth

Diet Lemonade (I use 7UP)

Slice of orange

1919 cocktail with bottles of Vermouth, Bombay Sapphire and Campari in the background.

Method

Simply add a shot of each spirit into a glass with a few ice cubes.

Slice yourself a piece of orange and throw that in.

Fill the glass up with the lemonade.

Grab a straw and give it a little stir. Serve.

 

I do think that a 1919 is a fair bit heavier than an Aperol Spritz in terms of its flavour. If you usually go for an Aperol because you like the lightness of it then this may not be for you. It’s a much strong flavour. In terms of other drinks that are similar to it I would say a Negroni is the closest one.  So if that’s your thing then I’m certain you’ll love a 1919 as well.

Well there you have it, the 1919! Have you heard of the 1919 cocktail before? Is it something that you’ve tried before? Let me know! And if you do decide to try the cocktail out, let me know what you think. I’d love to know what your thoughts are.

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Female Original

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10 Comments

  1. Sophie
    January 29, 2018

    This sounds strong, but delicious! ☺️

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      January 29, 2018

      Hahaha, as long as you put the same amount of each spirit in it you can adjust the measurements to make it a bit weaker if need be! Xx

      Reply
  2. sophieheartsnet
    February 6, 2018

    This looks so good, will definitely have to try! Thanks for the recipe x

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      February 6, 2018

      It’s been such a favourite of mine over the winter! Xx

      Reply
  3. The Blog Broad
    February 11, 2018

    Bombay Saphire is the ONLY gin lol ???

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      February 11, 2018

      Hahaha it’s the BEST xx

      Reply
  4. Christian
    February 19, 2018

    I love a good cocktail! I will definitely be trying this out! It look so pretty too.

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      February 19, 2018

      Let me know what you think of it if you decide to give it a try! Thanks for the comment 🙂 xx

      Reply
  5. Staysharp
    September 13, 2019

    Sorry, but that is not how you make a 1919 cocktail. It contains aged rum, Benedictine, rye, Punt e Mes ( A type of Rosso Vermouth or, I suppose you could use Compari in a pinch), and bitters (preferably mole bitters). Over ice, stirred and then strained into a cocktail glass. It is very strong a bit sweet and bitter at the same time.

    Reply
    1. femaleoriginal
      September 13, 2019

      I found this specific cocktail recipe in a lifestyle magazine and loved it, so I decided to share it! There seem to be quite a few different versions of the drink online, and the recipe you’ve commented definitely sounds authentic. Thanks for commenting and sharing the recipe – I will definitely have to try it x

      Reply

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