Army Navy

By Leslie Blythe    

April 7, 2017

The Army Navy, a World War II era cocktail, first appears in print in David Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, and Embury described it as a Gin Sour that uses orgeat instead of simple syrup, which is almond-flavored syrup from Italy or France. 

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: Makes 1 cocktail


1Combine ingredients over ice and shake it up! Strain into coupe, garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.


2 ounces dry gin

¾ ounces lemon juice

¾ ounces orgeat

2 dashes angostura bitters



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