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I’ve been a bad blogger, nor writing anything for a long period and missing MxMo. Let’s get it back to the trails!
I’ve stumbled upon the Casino.
Having found two recipes I tried both, of course.

Casino Cocktail

  • 2oz Gin
  • 1/8oz lemon juice
  • 1/8oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • 2ds Orange Bitters

Stir, strain up, garnish with a cherry.

Casino #1

  • 1½oz Gin
  • ¾oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • ½oz lemon juice
  • 2ds Orange Bitters

Stir, strain up, garnish with a cherry.

The first one is from Savoy cocktail book, the other seems like a Simon Difford’s adaptation.
Also the first was made with Old Tom, which I don’t have and Robert Hess makes his with London Dry.

That being said, the Savoy’s recipe is very strong, maybe a gentler gin (old tom or a low-proof lond dry) would take the edges off, but was a great drink, not too tart and very floral, herbaceous.

The Casino#1 was also  great cocktail, more on the sweet side and very maraschino forward though.
As I said on the last post I don’t like when the maraschino is very dominant, maybe you should cut it down with some simple syrup.

Also note that the more recent recipe is an Aviation with some bitters, while the other is more like a cocktail.

Talking about Aviation variations, I present you the

Beachcomber Cocktail

  • 2oz Bacardi Superior
  • ¼oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • ¼oz Triple Sec
  • ¼oz Simple Syrup
  • ¾oz lime juice

Shake hard and long, strain up.

This is a very good one, mixing Daiquiri,Aviation and Sidecar. The addition of simple syrup is mine.
You get all those flavors together and they work wonders, absolutely refreshing!