Tuxedo
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Tuxedo
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The Tuxedo is a classic cocktail that exudes sophistication and elegance, similar to its namesake garment. It is a variation of the martini and part of the family of "aromatic" ... more The Tuxedo is a classic cocktail that exudes sophistication and elegance, similar to its namesake garment. It is a variation of the martini and part of the family of "aromatic" cocktails, known for its balanced blend of flavors. The cocktail typically features a crisp and clean profile from the gin, while the white vermouth adds a slight sweetness and herbal notes. The addition of orange bitters lends a subtle citrus zest, and the absinthe provides a touch of complexity with its anise undertones. The Tuxedo is often garnished with a cocktail cherry and lemon zest twist, enhancing the drink's aroma and adding a hint of fruity and zesty freshness. Served in a cocktail glass, it's a refined choice for those who appreciate cocktails that are as tasteful in presentation as they are in flavor.
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Base ingredient
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Absinthe
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, lemon
Alcohol content
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28% | 2.52 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Tuxedo cocktail is a genteel symphony of botanicals and citrus, harmoniously crafted for the refined palate. The interplay of gin's clean, floral notes with the mellow sweetness of white vermouth is elevated by subtle hints of anise from absinthe and a zesty kick from orange bitters, crafting a sophisticated sip that's both smooth and engaging.

Method
How to make a Tuxedo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice
Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cocktail cherry and lemon zest twist before serving

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Zest  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history or origin of the Tuxedo cocktail?

The Tuxedo is a classic cocktail that dates back to the late 19th century. It is believed to have originated at the Tuxedo Club in New York, an exclusive club founded in 1886. The cocktail is part of the Martinez family of drinks, which are precursors to the modern martini. Its name and popularity are closely associated with the elegant and sophisticated attire of the same name, fitting the cocktail's refined taste and appearance.

FAQ

How does the absinthe affect the flavor of the Tuxedo cocktail?

The dash of absinthe in the Tuxedo cocktail adds a complex layer of flavor. Absinthe brings a slight herbal and aniseed note that complements the botanicals in the gin and the sweetness of the maraschino cherry liqueur and vermouth. Even in small amounts, absinthe can add depth and complexity, making the cocktail more intriguing and flavorful.

FAQ

Can the Tuxedo cocktail be considered a variation of the Martini?

Yes, the Tuxedo cocktail can be considered a variation of the Martini. It shares a similar base of gin and vermouth, but distinguishes itself with the addition of orange bitters, maraschino cherry liqueur, and a dash of absinthe. These ingredients give the Tuxedo a distinctive taste and complexity that sets it apart from a standard Martini, highlighting the cocktail's unique character and history.

FAQ

What is the significance of stirring rather than shaking the Tuxedo cocktail?

Stirring the Tuxedo cocktail, as opposed to shaking, is significant for maintaining its clarity and texture. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing air bubbles, ensuring the cocktail remains clear and the flavors are well blended. This method preserves the silky texture of the cocktail, which is key to enjoying its refined and intricate flavors to the fullest.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

What does the alcohol content of 28% indicate about the Tuxedo cocktail?

The alcohol content of 28% in the Tuxedo cocktail indicates that it is a relatively strong drink. With its base of gin and complemented by various liqueurs, the cocktail offers a balanced yet potent experience. The alcohol content reflects the cocktail's character as a sophisticated and potent concoction, suitable for sipping and savoring slowly, making it ideal for pre-dinner or sophisticated social occasions.

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