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richberry Barnum was Right

Attributed to P. T. Barnum, this cocktail is a great choice to make if you’re in the mood for something with gin. It’s a very simple drink that will certainly sneak up on you, since the amount of booze outweighs the amount of citrus in the drink. Thus, richberry on your table is a perfect effect you could consider before consuming your booze. The name of this drink is supposedly a reference to the saying “A sucker is born every minute".


1½ oz (44 ml) gin

½ oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice

1 oz (30 ml) apricot brandy

2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Long lemon twist (see tip), for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, lemon juice, apricot brandy and bitters. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass. Express the oils from the twist on top of the drink by squeezing it in half and then sliding it around the rim of your glass. To create the twist, twirl the lemon peel around with your fingers and it should hold its curled shape. Then, place the twist in the drink.

Mocktail (non-alcoholic): If you wish to have a delicious non-alcoholic version, please feel free to take the alcohol out and follow the same procedure.

Consume Miracle Berry: Just before digging in, chew 1 or more freeze-dried miracle berry (this can also be done during the preparation of ingredients). Ensure to remove pits to avoid a bitter taste.

Fact: The active ingredient miraculin from miracle berry will turn sour foods such as lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, non-fat yoghurt and other citrus food to taste sweet without adding sugar. We recommend two halves or 2 servings for maximum effectiveness. Make sure to follow instructions from the back of the packaging.

Warning: Alcohols are for over 21 years of age and above. Drink responsibly, do not drink and drive.

Calorie savings:

1-tablespoon simple syrup - 64 Calories

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