Twentieth Century | Cocktail Party

Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century gin and creme de cacao cocktail

This cocktail was invented in 1937 to commemorate the Twentieth Century Limited train line that ran from Chicago to New York City. It’s such a strange combination of ingredients, so we were almost put off from trying it – we’re so glad we did! With a sweet tonic wine like Lillet Blanc, the drink is perfectly balanced – not too sweet, not too tart, with the faintest finish of chocolate. Superb!

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass, coupé glass, or a bucket for all you’ll care; this drink is so delicious it transcends presentation.

If we can stand to wait to extra ten seconds, we often flame a piece of citrus peel over the drink and drop it in.

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We downloaded the app after seeing it as one of the top posts on /r/cocktails, and we've been playing around with it and adding our ingredients to the list. While it's not an all inclusive list of ingredients (missing some creme de ), it's a solid overall app and tosses out some truly spectacular recipes based on what you have in your liquor cabinet. Minor quibbles for an otherwise fantastic application!
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