20th Century

A light and friendly British classic.


  • Served in cocktail
  • 27% ABV
  • Garnish with Lemon twist


The Cafe Royal Cocktail Book



Gin 4.5cl 1.5oz
Lillet 2.0cl 0.67oz
Lemon juice 2.0cl 0.67oz
Crème de Cacao 2.0cl 0.67oz
Use ounces
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  1. Shake in an iced cocktail shaker.
  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Created in 1937 by a British bartender named C. A. Tuck, and named in honor of the celebrated Twentieth Century Limited train which ran between New York City and Chicago from 1902 until 1967. The recipe was first published in 1937 in the Cafe Royal Cocktail Book by William J. Tarling, President of the United Kingdom Bartenders' Guild and head bartender at the Cafe Royal.

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