The Casino is a classic cocktail that first appeared in the Savoy Cocktail Book. It's the second cocktail for which we've used old tom gin (the first being our Tom Collins). Old tom is an older, sweeter version of London dry. We've selected Ransom's fantastic old tom as the base for its complexity. The Casino is boozy and spirit forward, with a subtle sweetness from the maraschino liqueur. If you enjoyed our Bronx cocktail, you'll love the Casino.
What you need
- 2 oz. old tom gin
- 0.25 oz. maraschino liqueur
- 0.25 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- brandied cherry and orange twist for garnish
How it's made
Combine the gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice and bitters in a mixing glass full of ice. Stir for 20 rotations, then strain into a rocks glass over a single large ice cube. Garnish with the brandied cherry and orange twist on a toothpick. Enjoy.