Bijou

Ingredients

This cocktail was invented by Harry Johnson, “the father of professional bartending”, who called it bijou because it combined the colors of three jewels: gin for diamond, vermouth for ruby, and chartreuse for emerald. The bijou was popular for several decades. Unlike the Manhattan and the martini, however, the bijou disappeared after Prohibition. It was rediscovered by “the King of Cocktails” Dale DeGroff in the 1980s when he stumbled upon the recipe in Johnson’s book.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • Dash of Orange Bitters
  • Garnish: Orange Twist

PREPARATION

Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

Preparation

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