The Angel’s Tip cocktail is one of the many drinks screamed at Brian Flannigan (Tom Cruise) during his first “in the weeds” shift during the movie Cocktail. You can find a full list of the drinks from Cocktail here.
The Angel’s Tip features in The Savoy Cocktail book, as well as being a TGI Friday’s drink. There is some variation between the two, but the common root of the drinks is clear. We’ll share both versions, but for clarity, as the early bar scenes in Cocktail are set in a TGI Fridays (the original on 63rd and 1st in the upper east side) its probably the latter in the movie.
The Angel’s Tip Cocktail: Savoy Spec
- ¾ Liqueur Glass Creme De Cacao
- ¼ Fresh Cream
Use Liqueur glass and float cream on top. This is exactly as listed in the 1930 version of Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail book. While the Creme de Cacao doesn’t specify white or dark, most versions I’ve found online have used the white Creme de Cacao for this drink. Also, note that the drink is described as ¾ of a liqueur glass, not a specific measure, so you can just translate to ¾ and ¼ oz for ease.
Angel’s Tip Cocktail: TGI Friday’s Spec
The TGI Fridays version of the Angel’s Tip Cocktail is served over cubed ice, but sill layered. It is however a much bigger drink than the Savoy classic.
- 1½ oz (45ml) Dark Creme de Cacao
- Float 1oz (30ml) Half & half
Build with ice in an Old Fashioned Glass (TGI Fridays “Hiball”). Garnish with a speared cherry.
While the Savoy version of the drink sit squarely in the after dinner sipper category, the Fridays version seems to be taking the flavour inspiration and making it into more of a party drink for the bar. The dark cacao will have a bolder flavour which is why the extra dairy is needed to balance it out.