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Happy Hour: The Tramp Cocktail from Seattle's Canon Bar

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

January 29, 2016


Made famous the world over by New York City's legendary Waldorf Astoria, the classic pre-Prohibition Charlie Chaplin–inspired cocktail gets an effervescent update at Canon, Seattle’s whiskey and bitters emporium and a 2015 semifinalist for our Outstanding Bar Program award. Crafted by proprietor Jamie Boudreau, the Tramp cocktail is an homage to the beloved early 1900s tippler. Tradition calls for equal parts apricot brandy and sloe gin, and the addition of bubbly cava brings complexity and whimsy. Boudreau told us, "We felt that the drink was improved with the addition of a little sparkling wine, and hence, the Tramp was born!” We'll drink to that. 

Get the recipe for the Tramp.


Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.