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tuxedo cocktail

Tuxedo Cocktail

The Tuxedo is a variation on the Martini, and like the Martini it started out as a mix of Gin and Sweet Vermouth. It morphed over the years, and expanded into both the Tuxedo and Tuxedo No. 2. The largest difference is whether one uses Dry Vermouth (as we do) or Manzanilla Sherry. We like this version with its touch of Maraschino.
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Equipment

  • Mixing glass
  • Nick and Nora or coupe glass

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Gin
  • ¾ oz Dry vermouth
  • ¼ oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
  • 2 dash Orange bitters
  • Absinthe
  • Garnish: Lemon twist and cherry

Instructions
 

  • Add gin, vermouth, maraschino and orange bitters to your trusty mixing glass.
  • Add ice and stir to chill.
  • Rinse inside of pre-chilled glass with a small amount of absinthe and pour out any pooled at the bottom.
  • Strain drink into cocktail glass.
  • Express twist and garnish drink with twist and cherry on a toothpick.
  • Drink.