The Leap Year Cocktail

Posted by Derek Hughes on 16th March 2020.

The Leap Year Cocktail

The Leap Year Cocktail

As it is a Leap Year, it got us thinking of our lovely followers that only have your birthday, once every 4 x years! The Leap Year Cocktail, is a very engaging combination of flavours. This drink is is on the dry side, because (ideally) try and use a dry gin, rather than a flavoured gin.

The history of this Leap Year cocktail is the drink was created by Harry Craddock, for leap year celebrations, while working at the Savoy Hotel, London, on 29th February 1928.

How to make the above cocktail, you will need the following ingredients/equipment.

This is a fairly straight forward cocktail to make but also easy to drink too.

What is your favourite cocktail at this time of year? Message us please and let us know if you have any, at any great parties you are going too! Over the coming months.

Lets “Mix it Up” Derek and the Team!x


  • (50ml) Dry Gin
  • (25ml) Rosso Sweet Vermouth and Grand Marnier
  • Orange Juice
  • ½ Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Ice Cubes


  • Martini Glass (or something similar from your cupboard)
  • Strainer
  • Cocktail pourers
  • Cocktail Shaker


  • To make this cocktail, you will need to pre-chill your Martini glass with a few ice cubes first.
  •  Then pour (50ml) of Dry Gin and (25ml) of Kahlua into the bottom of the cocktail shaker along with a few ice cubes and (100ml) of Rosso Sweet Vermouth and Grand Marnier into the bottom of the cocktail shaker along with a few ice cubes.
  • Also add the Orange Juice and a freshly squeezed lemon. (Roughly) 1/3 of the way up inside the cocktail shaker. Then shake the cocktail 10/15 times over your shoulder, until properly mixed.
  •  Throw the ice away, that was inside the Martini glass, pour the drink into the glass by straining it. Kick yourself back, relax and enjoy!