Opera

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Serve in a

Nick & Nora glass

Photographed in an

UB Nick and Nora Gold 6oz

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

We've combined classic recipes from both Jacques Straub (1914) and Harry Craddock (1930) to make this gin-laced vinous late-night sipper with delicate mandarin and maraschino richness.

History:

The Opera cocktail first appeared in Jacques Straub's 1914 Drinks:
"Opera Cocktail
½ jigger Dubonnet.
½ jigger dry gin.
2 barspoons crême de mandarine.
Twist orange peel on top.
Shake, strain and serve.
"

However, the version of the Opera mostly seen today comes from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book:
"Opera Cocktail
1/6 Maraschino.
1/6 Dubonnet.
2/3 Dry gin.
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze orange peel on top.
"

Nutrition:

There are approximately 145 calories in one serving of Opera.

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