The casino cocktail is an intriguing concoction of gin and sweet vermouth with a dash of orange bitters, known for its historical place in the casino world. 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. It was primarily created to be enjoyed in casino lounges where card sharks, high rollers and suave connoisseurs could find a refuge from their luck at the tables. So if you’re ever near the casino tables, grab yourself a casino cocktail and enjoy!
- 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.
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