The Casino Cocktail is essentially a spin on the Aviation cocktail with orange bitters instead of Crème de violette. The Casino, which appeared in Harry Craddock’s 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, falls into a category of cocktails called Daisies. The cocktail first appears in Recipes for Mixed Drinks compiled by Hugo R. Ensslin in 1917. If you’re looking for a cocktail on the sweet and citrusy side, this is the cocktail for you. The next time you find yourself at a casino and feel inspired to have the bartender whip you up this cocktail, enjoy… and remember to bet on black.
- 1 1/2 oz Dry gin
- 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
- Garnish: Luxardo Maraschino cherry
Add your gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice and orange bitters to your mixing glass with ice and stir. Pour into a coupe glass and then garnish with a maraschino cherry.