Dec 092011

The weekend is almost here and it’s not too soon to be thinking cocktails! Today, I’m going to share a recipe for a “Tuxedo.”

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.”)



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