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