There was going to be a little break from cocktails, but then a recipe appeared on twitter, a recipe that looked fairly tasty.
So this is it, the Charlie Chaplin, or more correctly A Charlie Chaplin as I've found several variations on the net. This one is 4pts gin
2pts apricot brandy
1pt lemon juice
which blends well, giving a smooth strong drink, the lemon & apricot mixing to balance each other, whilst the gin provides a strong base and underlying aromatic notes. Anyway thanks goes to forgotten bookmarks for bringing it to my attention, and who ever it was who wrote the recipe on an index card & left it in a book. Tonight's toast goes out to you, where ever you may be.
Hopefully there will be a bit more about food following this as I have at least a couple of things to talk about.