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Probably most famously known for its appearance in Harry Craddock’s “The Savoy Cocktail Book” published in 1930, this is basically an Aviation cocktail substituting the creme de violette liqueur with orange bitters. I’m sure the original cocktail hails from the late 1900s and proved itself to be popular enough that it still makes appearances in cocktail guides today.

Of note is the minimal amount of lemon juice involved. You may want to stir this drink instead of shaking, to maintain its clarity.

Casino Cocktail
2oz gin
1/4 tsp maraschino liqueur
1/4 tsp lemon juice
2 dashes orange bitters
Garnish: maraschino cherry

Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Add cherry.

For more information go to: Mr. Boston Drinks


Filed under: Mr. Boston 75th Anniversary Official Bartenders Guide