Tuxedo No. 2

Tuxedo No. 2

This version of the Tuxedo cocktail first appeared in a cocktail book in 1900. Essentially a traditional martini that is lent sweet and herbal notes by small amounts of maraschino liqueur and absinthe, it is a gentler, more delicate version of its austere cousin. Jarred Roth, beverage director of the Bar Room at the Beekman in New York, prefers the Brooklyn-made Greenhook gin and the soft French Dolin vermouth.
  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Chill a coupe glass. Rinse with absinthe, then toss out excess liquid.
  2. Step 2

    In a mixing glass three-quarters filled with ice, stir the vermouth, liqueur and bitters until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into the coupe glass. Garnish with lemon twist.