August 21, 2015

What I’m Drinking: Lucien Gaudin

Before you say anything – I know I’ve featured this drink-named-after-an-Olympic-fencer on the Spiked Punch blog before! I know it, and that’s okay, me thinks, because it’s such a fine drink that naturally it would be What I’m Drinking more than once. Also, a reader and drinker named sassy Scott has been hankering after more Campari drinks (even if he hasn’t directly requested it, he has talked about his love of Campari drinks, and from that I surmised he probably needs some other options). So, with all that said, here we are, the Lucien Gaudin. En garde!

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Lucien Gaudin

Cracked ice
1 ounce gin
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1/2 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
Orange twist, for garnish

1. Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass halfway full with cracked ice. Add the gin, Cointreau, Campari, and dry vermouth. Stir well.

2. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange twist.

February 22, 2012

What I’m Drinking: Lucien Gaudin

According to the esteemed booze-ologist Dr. Cocktail (also known as Ted Haigh), this drink was named for a gold medal winning Olympic fencer. Which means you should only drink it when making a fence. Ba-dump-bump. No, really, what you shouldn’t do is drink it and use either real swords (plastic ones are okay) or hammers. What you should do is serve this at any commemorative celebration, as it’s a classy number, and one that has a host of mingling flavors–which is appropriate for a celebration, because who wants to have a boring celebration? It’s also featured in Ginger Bliss and the Violet Fizz, which is (if I can say with without sounding pompous) a celebration itself.

Cracked ice

1 ounce gin

1/2 ounce Cointreau

1/2 ounce Campari

1/2 ounce dry vermouth

Orange twist, for garnish

1. Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass halfway full with cracked ice. Add the gin, Cointreau, Campari, and dry vermouth. Stir well.

2. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange twist.

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