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Tuxedo

Tuxedo cocktail with gin, fino sherry, and orange bitters

The Tuxedo is one of our favorite 19th-century sherry cocktails. It’s crisp, bright, fragrant, and eminently sippable.

It was invented at the Waldorf-Astoria bar and named after Tuxedo Park, a late-1800s country club that was the birthplace of the the tuxedo jacket. There are other drinks with the same moniker, but this version came first – at least, according to legendary cocktail historian David Wondrich.

It’s a beautiful drink, clear like a diamond, with just the faintest hint of gold from the sherry. Sherry makes a lovely replacement for folks who aren’t fans of vermouth but still want a classy Martini-styled dry drink. Typically, a Tuxedo is made with fino sherry, but you can use any other dry style you like.

Ingredients

Instructions

Stir all ingredients with ice, and strain into a small, chilled glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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