Tuxedo No. 2
1/4 ounce Absinthia Absinthe
1 ounce Gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
1/4 ounce Maraschino liqueur
2-3 dashes 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!