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Abbey

Abbey cocktail with gin and orange juice

This darling little old cocktail from the venerated Savoy Cocktail Book packs a surprising wallop, considering how easy it is to drink.

The original ’30s recipe called for a white tonic wine named Kina Lillet, which isn’t made anymore. The same company now makes Lillet Blanc, a decent substitute, but it’s a little sweeter and more floral than the original. For the most authentic taste, you’ll want to hunt down a bottle of Cocci Americano.

The Abbey makes for a lovely canvas to try out a variety of bitters. We love it with orange bitters, especially when we go half-and-half with Regan’s and Fee’s orange bitters.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass, or over ice in a short glass.

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