Cartini Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Active Time: | Makes: 1 drink

Author and former Gramercy Tavern managing partner Nick Mautone explains that this drink should look fairly clear, with a slight orange tint from the Lillet and bitters. The taste is potent and aromatic, with a hint of bitter orange.

  • 1/4 ounce dry sherry
  • 1 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • 2 ounces gin, such as Junipero
  • 1 dash angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • 1 orange twist, for garnish
  1. Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. Place the sherry, Lillet, gin, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to fill the shaker halfway. Stir briskly with a barspoon until thoroughly chilled, about 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the orange twist.