Casino Cocktail Recipe
Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2014
Those who love dry cocktails are surely going to be pleased to also try this recipe. The Casino cocktail is very easy to prepare and it won’t take long until you’ll be able to enjoy its forward gin flavor. It is basically a variation of the Aviation cocktail, so if you have tried and liked this one, you definitely have to try Casino too. The notable difference between Aviation and Casino is the use of orange bitters instead of crème de violette. The result is a dry cocktail with a subtle sweetness from the orange bitters and the maraschino liqueur.
In order to prepare one Casino cocktail you need:
- 2 oz. of gin.
- 2 dashes of orange bitters.
- 2 dashes of lemon juice.
- 2 dashes of maraschino liqueur.
- One cherry for garnish.
If you have dasher bottles for the orange bitters and for the maraschino liqueur, everything is going to be very easy. However, it is highly unlikely to be able to use a dasher bottle for the lemon juice. The equivalent of 2 dashes is ¼ tsp. Be very careful when measuring the ingredients because the flavor of the cocktail is going to be altered if you add too much lemon juice or orange bitters. The same applies to maraschino liqueur: don’t use more than 2 dashes or ¼ tsp.
How to Prepare the Casino Cocktail
The preparation is very easy. All you have to do is to combine all the ingredients except the cherry and to stir them. Some bartenders shake them instead of stirring, but this is not the original Casino recipe. Once you are done with the stirring, you have to strain everything in a cocktail glass, to add the cherry and to enjoy. Most people use a maraschino cherry for garnish, but a dried cherry soaked in bitter can also be a good option if you like the aroma.
You are going to obtain a dry cocktail with a slight flavor of cherry and of orange bitters. The orange bitter also complements and enhances the aroma of the maraschino liqueur.
When it comes to gin cocktails, this is one of the simplest, yet versatile cocktails you can try. Some say that it is best to use Old Tom gin. However, given the controversial history of Old Tom and the fact that it might not be easily available in all liqueur stores, the type of gin you are using is, after all, a matter of personal preference.