Serve in aCoupe glass
Lemon zest twist & Luxardo Maraschino cherry
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
|1 1/2 fl oz||Hayman's Old Tom Gin|
|1 1/2 fl oz||Noilly Prat Extra Dry|
|1 dash||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|1 dash||La Fée Parisienne absinthe|
|2 dash||Orange Bitters by Angostura|
|2 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
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I've tried this recipe with 2 to 3 dashes of Angostura and also orange bitters, but I prefer it with 2 dashes of both aromatic (Angostura) and orange bitters, so honouring Johnson, MacElhone, Mahoney and Grohusko. The result is a very aromatic semi-Dry Martini.
Based on the earliest Tuxedo recipe I'm aware of in Harry Johnson's Bartenders Manual (1900 and later editions). The same recipe, bar the odd dash of bitters, also appears in Jack's Bar Manual by Jacob Abraham Grohusko (1910), Hoffman House Bartender's Guide by Charles Mahoney (1912) and Barflies & Cocktails by Harry MacElhone (1927).
All four of the revered bartenders stipulate equal parts old tom (sweet) gin and French (dry) vermouth with one dash each of maraschino and absinthe, but Grohusko's recipe adds 3 dashes Angostura Bitters; while MacElhone, Mahoney & Johnson call for orange bitters in place of the Angostura.
Tuxedo cocktail history and its many variations
One serving of Tuxedo Cocktail Original contains 151 calories.