Twentieth Century Cocktail

Maxime Iattoni

This 1937 British cocktail, named for a train that ran between Manhattan and Chicago for much of the twentieth century, strikes an unexpected balance between velvety creme de cacao and refreshing gin, lemon juice, and Lillet.

Twentieth Century Cocktail
This 1937 British cocktail, named for a train that ran between Manhattan and Chicago for much of the twentieth century, strikes an unexpected balance between velvety creme de cacao and refreshing gin, lemon juice, and Lillet.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 12 oz. gin
  • 34 oz. Lillet Blanc
  • 12 oz. light crème de cacao
  • 12 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon twist, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine gin, Lillet Blanc, crème de cacao, and juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; cover and shake until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with lemon twist.