Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

B & I were just settling in to enjoy a cocktail in front of the newly erected Christmas tree discuss hors d’oeuvres for our impending Christmas party. I was in the mood for something new with Rye and turned to the good Doctor’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails.  In doing so, we got a bit of a Christmas surprise.  First, the cocktail that popped out, didn’t have rye.  Secondly, it really is a great cocktail.

The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail is a prohibition era cocktail named after the famous four time gold medal winning French fencer (He won two in Paris in 1924 and two in Amsterdam in 1928).

Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. Campari

Stir well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a twist of organge.

B and I both agreed that this surprising little tipple definitely needs to be part of our regular repertoire.

Cheers.

3 thoughts on “Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

  1. Hopefully we’ll have a couple more. The tree makes a cheery change in backdrop… wreaks havoc with the white balance in the pictures, but still, it’s festive.

  2. Hi!
    I agree – the Lucien Gaudin Cocktail is truly magnificient drink. It was firstly mentioned, I suppose, in “Cocktails de Paris” by RIP (France, Paris, 1929). And it is most cited “forgotten” cocktail in mixosphere too 🙂
    If you like bitter tasted cocktail, how about fernet?

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