A Gem of a Drink


We amused ourselves (and saved a few bucks) this past weekend making our own classic cocktails. This sultry little number is a Bijou, which is the ancestor of one of our favorite tipples: the Tailspin. We used the King of Cocktails himself, Dale DeGroff‘s, recipe.

1.5 oz Plymouth gin
0.5 oz green Chartreuse
0.5 oz Italian sweet vermouth (we used Carpano Antica)
dash orange bitters
lemon peel, for garnish

In a shaker, combine the gin, Chartreuse, vermouth and bitters over ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the lemon peel (DeGroff calls for either a lemon, cherry or even olive garnish). Drink. Repeat.


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