Bijou

Description
Gin, Sweet vermouth, Maraschino cherry, Herbal liqueur, Orange bitters
Ingredients
1ozGin
1ozSweet vermouth
1ozGreen Chartreuse
1dsOrange bitters
1 Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
Instructions
Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail glass, garnish.
Notes
This is the original, historic recipe, which many find too sweet today. See Bijou, Ritz version
History
Name means jewel in French, named after precious stones: diamond (gin), ruby (vermouth), emerald (chartreuse). Originally ingredients were floated. - Wikipedia
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1890
Created byEzra Star, perhaps. From "Jack's Manual"
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
Referencehttp://www.smallscreennetwork.com/blogs/the_cocktail_spirit/189/the_bijo...
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Dan on 06/06/2010

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Added 1/2 lemon, which transformed the drink, balancing the sweet. (3 stars)

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