I’ve been meaning to share this warming drink with you since the beginning of the month but am only just getting round to posting it now. The 1919 cocktail is such a lovely drink for cold wintry nights which we are definitely still suffering from right now! I drank this all over the Christmas holidays while I was home from university and I’m sure I will again when I head back home in February as well.
For me this drink is the winter version of the Aperol Spritz. Which I’m sure most you will have heard of last summer when it became a bit of a staple drink for most of us! It’s not 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!
25ml of your favourite gin (I use Bombay Sapphire)
Diet Lemonade (I use 7UP)
Slice of orange
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. If I was to compare it to any other drinks out there then I would say it’s similar to a Negroni. So if that’s your thing then I’m certain you’ll love a 1919 as well.
So 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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