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Angel Face Cocktail


The angel face cocktail is a drink made with brandy and gin!

The drink is listed also listed as an IBA official.

Angel Face Cocktail Origin

The origin of this cocktail is unknown. However, most theories suggest that it was created in France in the 20th century. This would be supported by the presence of Calvados, a liqueur that was popular in France. It was also used during that time when there had been an epidemic of phylloxera among European vineyards. One of the most popular theories is that Harry MacElhone created the cocktail on July 19, 1919, to celebrate the First World War victory. The first solid evidence is from 1930, when Harry Craddock's "Savoy cocktail books" included the drink in his recipes. Some sources suggest that the name is derived from an American gangster who was active during Prohibition. It's less likely that it's the dedication to Rick Blaine (the protagonist of Casablanca, played by Humphrey Bogart), as the film follows the first testimony (1942).

Angel Face

A strong but sweet IBA official!


5 from 2 votes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 30 ml Apricot Brandy
  • 30 ml Calvados
  • 30 ml Gin


  • Take your shaker and add ice to it.
  • Now add your 3 ingredients.
  • Shake it cold!
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Serve!

Video Instructions

Calories: 208kcal | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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