Tuxedo

A strong gin-and-vermouth drink, distinguished by its use of absinthe.

Data

  • Served in martini
  • 28% ABV
  • Garnish with Cherry, lemon twist

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Ingredients

Old Tom Gin Dry x 3.0cl 1.0oz
Vermouth 3.0cl 1.0oz
Orange bitters Three dashes
Maraschino Half barspoon
Absinthe Quarter barspoon
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Directions

  1. Stir all ingredients with ice.
  2. Strain into glass.

Information

Punch has a great writeup on the cocktail:

The drink’s name refers to the Tuxedo Park, a sort of early experiment in country club living established in 1886 about 35 miles from Jersey City. There were cottages, lawn tennis courts, a golf course, a clubhouse and plenty of well-heeled New Yorkers willing to call this sporting paradise home. Tuxedo Park was not only the birthplace of the first complete sewage system in America, but the tail-less suit, called, yes, the tuxedo. The members of this bourgie utopia were called Tuxedoites and before shuffling out of the city after work they no doubt stopped off at the city’s top bars, most notable among them: the Waldorf-Astoria bar, where this drink was born.

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