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Abbey Cocktail Recipe

Abbey Cocktail Recipe

The Abbey Cocktail is a classic gin-based cocktail that was first recorded in "The Savoy Cocktail Book" by Harry Craddock in 1930. It's a simple yet delicious drink that is perfect for any occasion. The cocktail features gin, sweet vermouth, orange juice, and Benedictine liqueur, which is a French herbal liqueur with a sweet and spicy flavor.

When mixed together, these ingredients create a perfectly balanced cocktail that is both sweet and tangy with a slight herbal note from the Benedictine. The orange juice adds a refreshing twist to the drink, making it a great choice for warm weather occasions.

The Abbey Cocktail is typically served straight up in a chilled cocktail glass and garnished with a twist of orange peel for added flavor and presentation. This classic cocktail is a favorite among gin lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike and is perfect for enjoying as an aperitif or after-dinner drink.

Here's a recipe for an Abbey Cocktail:

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 oz Benedictine liqueur
  • Orange peel, for garnish
  • Ice

Instructions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

  2. Add the gin, orange juice, sweet vermouth, and Benedictine liqueur to the shaker.

  3. Shake the cocktail vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.

  4. Strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass.

  5. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

  6. Serve and enjoy your Abbey Cocktail!

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