Lucien Gaudin
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Lucien Gaudin
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4.7 / 5
The Lucien Gaudin is a classic cocktail named after the famed French Olympic fencer from the early 20th century. Its composition creates a harmonious blend of bitter and sweet, combining ... more The Lucien Gaudin is a classic cocktail named after the famed French Olympic fencer from the early 20th century. Its composition creates a harmonious blend of bitter and sweet, combining the herbal notes of dry gin with the bitter citrus edge of Campari. Triple Sec adds a hint of orange sweetness, while white vermouth smooths out the drink with a touch of aromatic complexity. Served in a cocktail glass, it presents an elegant, well-balanced cocktail that's as refined as the sportsman it's named after. The interplay of botanicals and citrus flavors makes it a sophisticated choice for a pre-dinner aperitif.
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Dry gin
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Orange
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32.8% | 3.28 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Lucien Gaudin excels in offering a poised blend of gin's botanicals, Campari's bitter edge, and the citrus kiss of Triple Sec, all smoothed by white vermouth. This cocktail presents a delicately balanced aperitif that caters beautifully to the palate, celebrating both complexity and refinement.

Method
How to make a Lucien Gaudin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice cubes
Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

Who was Lucien Gaudin and why is the cocktail named after him?

Lucien Gaudin was a French Olympic fencer who competed in the early 20th century, winning multiple gold and silver medals. The cocktail is named after him to honor his achievements, though the exact link between Gaudin and this specific cocktail mixture remains a bit of a mystery. It is believed that the cocktail was created in the 1920s or 1930s, a period when naming drinks after celebrities and notable figures was quite common.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Lucien Gaudin cocktail stirred and not shaken?

The Lucien Gaudin cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to maintain the clarity and smoothness of the drink. Stirring is a gentler method of mixing that prevents the ingredients from becoming overly aerated, which can affect the texture and appearance of the cocktail. This technique is especially preferred for clear cocktails and those with a delicate balance of flavors, such as the Lucien Gaudin, to ensure a pleasing presentation and consistent taste.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another ingredient for Campari if I don't have it?

Yes, if you don't have Campari, you can substitute it with Aperol for a slightly sweeter and less bitter profile, or Gran Classico if you're looking for a bitterness level similar to Campari but with a different set of botanicals. Keep in mind that substitutions will slightly alter the original taste profile of the Lucien Gaudin cocktail, but they can still provide a delightful and similar drinking experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Lucien Gaudin cocktail?

The Lucien Gaudin cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass to enhance its flavors and keep it at the ideal temperature for enjoying. Garnishing with an orange twist can add a pleasant aroma and a slight citrus note, complementing the drink's existing flavors. Serve immediately after stirring to appreciate the balance of ingredients at their best.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with the Lucien Gaudin cocktail?

The Lucien Gaudin cocktail, with its mix of bitter, sweet, and herbal notes, pairs well with light appetizers and seafood dishes. Consider serving it with smoked salmon canapés, caprese skewers, or a charcuterie board featuring a variety of cheeses and cured meats. Its complex flavor profile can also complement savory dishes like grilled chicken or roast duck.

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