Tuxedo No 2

In 1876, Jerry Thomas’ Bar-Tender’s Guide included an appendix with “Improved” versions of familiar brandy, whiskey and gin cocktails. These variations took the long-standard cocktail recipe (brandy, whiskey or genever with added sugar, bitters and ice or water), and gussied it up with other ingredients, such as maraschino liqueur and absinthe.
The Tuxedo No 2 is an Improved Gin Martini.

Tuxedo No 2


1/4 ounce Absinthia absinthe, to rinse
2 1/4 ounces gin
1/2 ounce blanc vermouth
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
4 dashes orange bitters
Garnish: orange twist & brandied cherry


Rinse a chilled cocktail glass with the absinthe and discard any excess.
Add all other ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
Strain into the prepared glass.
Garnish with a brandied cherry and an orange twist.

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