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Tuxedo No. 2

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1/4 ounce Absinthia Absinthe
1 ounce gin
1-ounce dry vermouth
1/4 ounce Maraschino liqueur
2-3 dashes of orange bitters
Lemon twist and a cherry, for garnish

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry and a twist of lemon zest.

The Tuxedo is an “Improved Cocktail.” In 1876, an updated edition of 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 and improved it with the addition of maraschino liqueur and absinthe. Now that is an improvement Absinthia™ can get behind!