Abbey Cocktail
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Abbey Cocktail
Cocktail recipe

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The Abbey Cocktail is a classic drink that dates back to the early 1900s. It was first created at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City and quickly became a ... more The Abbey Cocktail is a classic drink that dates back to the early 1900s. It was first created at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City and quickly became a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts. This elegant and refreshing drink is made with a dash of orange juice, 45ml of gin, and a dash of orange bitters. The citrusy notes from the orange juice and the aromatic bitterness from the bitters perfectly balance out the strength of the gin, making it a well-rounded and flavorful cocktail. The Abbey Cocktail is known for its crisp taste and smooth finish, making it a go-to choice for those looking for a light and refreshing drink. Pair it with some light appetizers or enjoy it on its own, either way, the Abbey Cocktail is sure to delight your taste buds.
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Cocktail cherry
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40% | 1.8 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Abbey Cocktail

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a cherry on top and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake an Abbey Cocktail?

To properly shake an Abbey Cocktail, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 45ml of gin, a dash of orange juice, and a dash of orange bitters. Secure the lid or shaker tin on top and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker feels cold. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass. This method helps to chill the drink while slightly diluting it for a smoother taste.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with an Abbey Cocktail?

A classic garnish for an Abbey Cocktail is a twist of orange peel or a thin slice of orange. This complements the orange juice and orange bitters in the cocktail, enhancing its aromatic profile and adding a touch of elegance to its presentation.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass for serving an Abbey Cocktail?

The ideal glass for an Abbey Cocktail is a cocktail glass, as stated in the recipe. This type of glass, often referred to as a martini glass, has a wide brim and a stemmed base, which is perfect for showcasing the drink's clarity and color, while the stem prevents the drink from being warmed by your hands.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Abbey Cocktail compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 40%, the Abbey Cocktail is on the stronger side when compared to many classic cocktails. For example, a classic Martini or a Manhattan typically ranges from 30% to 40% alcohol by volume, depending on the recipe. The Abbey Cocktail's strength comes from its high proportion of gin, with minimal dilution from the dashes of orange juice and bitters.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are best suited for serving an Abbey Cocktail?

The Abbey Cocktail, with its elegant appearance and refreshing taste, is particularly well-suited for formal gatherings, cocktail parties, or as a sophisticated pre-dinner drink. Its citrus notes make it refreshing for warm weather occasions, yet its robust gin base also makes it appropriate for cooler, indoor settings.

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