There are many different versions of this recipe floating around, but our favorite version comes from Smuggler’s Cove. Don’t risk the incredible beauty and complexity of this drink on cut-rate fruit liqueurs. The most common, easy-to-find varieties of sloe gin and apricot liqueur are unfortunately also usually artificially-flavored, often with a corn syrup base. Real sloe gin (we like Plymouth) and apricot liqueur that’s actually made with apricots are what this drink deserves. After all, it is called a “Millionaire” – you’re more or less obligated to use the good stuff.
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail or coupé glass.
- Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin Cate