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Fancy Gin Cocktail Recipe

It Doesn't Get Classier Than This Tuxedo Cocktail

The Emmy Awards air next Monday, and even if you aren't dressing up, there's no excuse not to put together the finest cocktail. Your viewing party just got a whole lot fancier with these classic Tuxedo No. 2 cocktails that are perfect for any black-tie soiree. Straight from the Hollywood hot spot Eveleigh, this simple yet sophisticated cocktail with notes of cherry and anise is sure to put a smart twist on your next party.

Classic Tuxedo No. 2 Cocktail

Classic Tuxedo No. 2 Cocktail


If you don't have a spray bottle for the absinthe, simply rinse the glass.

Classic Tuxedo No. 2 Cocktail


2 ounces gin, like Plymouth
1 ounce Fino Sherry, like Noilly Prat
1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur
2 dashes orange bitters
Crushed ice
Whole ice cubes
3 spritzes absinthe, in a spray bottle
Lemon peel
Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. In a large mixing glass or the base of a cocktail shaker, combine gin, sherry, maraschino liqueur, orange biters, and crushed ice. Top with whole ice, and stir until chilled.
  2. Spray glass with absinthe, and strain cocktail into the glass. Twist lemon peel over glass to release essential oils. Garnish with a lemon twist.
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