Created in the last 1800s at the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo, New York, this drink is a variation of my favorite, the martini.
Here’s a fun fact: the Tuxedo Club was also the birthplace of the tuxedo. Legend has it the son of a prominent tobacco tycoon cut off his the tails of his dress coat during a ball held at the club.
Two ounces of gin
One ounce of dry sherry
Orange bitters (a dash will do)
Combine gin, dry sherry, and orange bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.
(A shout-out to Brian D. Murphy and his wonderful book, “See, Mix, Drink: A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Crafting the World’s Most Popular Cocktails.”)