Army and Navy

Army Navy Cocktail
Army Navy Cocktail

Army and Navy Cocktail Recipe

After sampling many different Army and Navy recipes and ratios, this was my personal favourite. A balance of botanicals from the dry gin, citrus and almond notes. I preferred the single dash of aromatic bitters to compliment the drink rather than overtaking the other ingredients. This particular recipe's ratio is 8:3:2. Watch the video below for a comparison between the recipes. The original recipe utilises measurements of 60mL Gin, 30mL Lemon Juice and 30mL Orgeat which really results in a sub par drink (8:4:4 ratio). David Embury's recipe from his 1948 cocktail book, Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, calls for 60mL Gin and only 15mL Lemon Juice and 7.5mL Orgeat (8:2:1 ratio) for a strong, gin-forward version.
3.59 from 41 votes


  • 60 mL Gin 2 oz
  • 22.5 mL Fresh Lemon Juice oz
  • 15 mL Orgeat oz
  • Dash of Angostura


  • Combine all ingredients into your cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass
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