Tuxedo Cocktail No.3 (Lowe & Straub's recipe)

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Discerning Drinkers (9 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

Although only a spoonful, the sherry used dramatically impacts the finished cocktail. We tried amontillado but found this drink works best with either fino sherry or manzanilla sherries.

Variant:

Tuxedo "Original" - equal parts (1½oz/45ml) old tom gin and (1½oz/45ml) dry vermouth with 2 dashes maraschino; 1 dash absinthe; 2 or 3 dashes of orange bitters.
Tuxedo No. 1 (Savoy & Duffy's recipe) - equal parts dry gin and dry vermouth with lemon peel and absinthe.
Tuxedo No. 2 (Savoy & Duffy's recipe) - equal parts dry gin and dry vermouth with maraschino, orange bitters and absinthe.
Tuxedo No.4 (AKA Tussetto) - two-thirds dry gin to one-third dry sherry with orange bitters.
Tuxedo (Difford's recipe) - as per the "Original" but with dry sherry and some balancing sweetness by splitting dry and bianco vermouths.
Flora Bar's Tuxedo No.2 - in an absinthe-rinsed glass with dry gin, bianco vermouth, maraschino liqueur and orange bitters.

History:

Adapted from recipes in Drinks As They Are Mixed (1904) by Paul E Lowe and Drinks (1914) by Jacques-Straub.

Cocktail, Tuxedo.
Use mixing glass.
Ice, fine, fill glass.
Angostura bitters, 1 dash.
Sherry wine, 1 barspoonful.
Vermouth, Italian. ½ jigger.
Tom gin, ¾ jigger.
Mix; strain into cocktail glass and serve.

Paul E. Lowe, 1904 Drinks as they are Mixed

Tuxedo Cocktail.
1 dash maraschino.
3 dashes Angostura bitters.
1 dash absinthe.
2/3 jigger dry gin.
1/3 jigger French vermouth.
1 barspoon of sherry wine. Stir well.

Jacques Straub, 1914 Drinks

Also see: Tuxedo cocktail history

Nutrition:

One serving of Tuxedo Cocktail No.3 (Lowe & Straub's recipe) contains 169 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 29.18% alc./vol. (58.36° proof)
  • 25.3 grams of pure alcohol
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