Twentieth Century Cocktail

  • Serves

    makes 1 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.


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


Step 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.

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