Tuxedo Cocktail Recipe


The Tuxedo cocktail is composed of gin, Vermouth dry, maraschino liqueur, Absinthe and orange bitters. Related to the Martini cocktail, the Tuxedo has had many variations since its inception in the 1880s.


  • 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Gin (Old Tom)
  • 45 ml/ 1 ½ oz. Vermouth dry
  • ½ barspoon maraschino liqueur
  • ½ barspoon Absinthe
  • 3 dashes orange bitters


  1. Stir all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass.
  2. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with with a cherry and a twist of lemon zest.


The cocktail is named after the Tuxedo Club in Orange Country (New York) where it was first mixed. Tuxedo Park, the planned community where the club was built, is itself a derivation of the Lenape word tucseto. The form of menswear by the same name originated at the same country club around the same time.


  1. Gin (Old Tom) | USA | UK* | Germany*
  2. Martini Dry | USA | UK* | Germany*
  3. Maraschino liqueur | USA | UK* | Germany*
  4. Absinthe | USA | UK* | Germany*
  5. Orange bitters |USA*| UK* | Germany*
  6. Glasses| USA* | UK* | Germany*