Despite bearing his name, apparently this drink was never made for Chaplin, seeing as he didn’t drink. Interestingly, since playing Chaplin in an Oscar nominated performance in ’92, neither does Robert Downey Jr. In fairness it’s been known to fall short of its potential due to the fact that far too often the Apricot Brandy used is not really Apricot Brandy, nor the Sloe Gin actually made from gin and sloe berries, often enough, the lime juice isn’t even fresh... Here, we can assure you it will be.
30ML BITTER TRUTH SLOE GIN
30ML APRICOT BRANDY
30ML LIME JUICE
SERVED STRAIGHT UP
Apparently dating back to just before the 1920’s at the Waldorf-Astoria in the glory days of both the hotel and Chaplin. Recipes vary dramatically over the decades, the above is the original and the best.