After the last cocktail I need something that I know sounds delicious. That in mind, I leafed through my Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails looking at the cocktails I’d marked to mix at some point. There on page 196 is a picture of a ruby red cocktail that I knew was going to fit the bill. A bit reminiscent of a Negroni, the Lucien Gaudin Cocktail also uses my favorite bitter liqueur, Campari. This has got to be good! The drink is named after the famed fencer Lucien Gaudin who won medals in the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Olympics. I’m ready to start mixing!
Lucien Gaudin Cocktail (VS&FC)
1 oz Gin 1/2 oz Cointreau 1/2 oz Campari 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth
1) Stir in a mixing glass with ice 2) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass 3) Garnish with an orange twist