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Casino
Cocktail recipe

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The Casino cocktail is a classic drink that originated in the early 20th century. It is a delicate and elegant cocktail that combines the refreshing tang of lemon juice with ... more The Casino cocktail is a classic drink that originated in the early 20th century. It is a delicate and elegant cocktail that combines the refreshing tang of lemon juice with the complex depth of gin. The addition of orange bitters adds a subtle citrus note, while the maraschino cherry liqueur provides a touch of sweetness and fragrant cherry flavor. The name "Casino" is said to be inspired by the shade of pink that the drink turns when properly mixed. This sophisticated cocktail is best served chilled and garnished with a maraschino cherry, making it a perfect choice for a night out at the casino or any upscale event.
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Base ingredient
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Gin
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, lemon
Alcohol content
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25% | 1.75 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Casino cocktail is an elegant symphony of flavors that play elegantly with the senses; the sharp zest of lemon juice complements the botanical richness of the gin, while the maraschino liqueur delivers a sweet, cherry-kissed finish. The splash of orange bitters introduces a subtle but essential twist, adding layers that make the Casino not just a drink, but a sophisticated experience.

Method
How to make a Casino

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a lemon twist and a maraschino cherry and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve a Casino cocktail?

The Casino cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. To prepare it properly, shake the ingredients with ice until well chilled, then strain the mixture into the glass. Garnishing with a maraschino cherry or a twist of lemon peel will enhance its appearance and add a slight aroma.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Casino cocktail?

While the classic Casino cocktail recipe includes Gin, Lemon Juice, Orange Bitters, and Maraschino cherry liqueur, substitutions can be made to accommodate taste preferences or availability. For instance, if Maraschino cherry liqueur is hard to find, a small amount of another cherry liqueur may suffice, though it will slightly alter the taste. However, the unique balance of the Casino is best maintained by sticking as closely as possible to the original recipe.

FAQ

Is the Casino cocktail strong?

The Casino cocktail has a moderate alcohol content of 25%. The gin provides the primary alcoholic base, complemented by a small volume of Maraschino cherry liqueur. Its potency is balanced by the inclusion of non-alcoholic components like lemon juice and orange bitters, making it less strong compared to straight spirits but still providing a pleasant kick.

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Casino cocktail?

The Casino cocktail is a lesser-known classic that dates back to at least the early 20th century. It appears in the 1916

FAQ

How does the taste profile of the Casino cocktail differ from a classic Gin Martini?

The Casino cocktail offers a distinct taste profile compared to a classic Gin Martini due to its unique combination of ingredients. While both cocktails feature gin as the base spirit, the Casino is distinguished by the addition of lemon juice and orange bitters, which introduce a citrusy brightness. The Maraschino cherry liqueur adds a hint of sweet and slightly nutty flavor not found in a traditional Martini. Overall, the Casino is more complex and fruitier, with a balance of sweet, sour, and bitter notes, compared to the dry and aromatic nature of a Gin Martini.

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