Neither a global phenomenon nor an obscurity, the Wibble is not without a certain stature. Invented in the 1990s by Dick Bradsell, the godfather of the London cocktail revival, it’s a mixture of gin, sloe gin, grapefruit and lemon juices, simple syrup and crème de mure. In London, it’s considered by many to be a modern classic. Yet, it’s rarely consumed outside of Great Britain.
- 1 ounce gin, preferably Beefeater
- 1 ounce sloe gin
- 1 ounce grapefruit juice
- 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3/4 teaspoon rich simple syrup (2:1, sugar:water)
- 3/4 teaspoon crème de mûre
Garnish: lemon twist
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled coupe.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.