Abbey Cocktail Recipe

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Abbey Cocktail Recipe

A rich gin cocktail made with fresh orange juice, the abbey cocktail is perfect for a brunch drink. You’re going to love this recipe, and it’s sure to become a new favorite for midday meals, particularly when you’re looking for a change from mimosas. This recipe is adapted from Harry Craddock’s “The Savoy Cocktail Book,” published in 1930. In this gorgeous version of a gin martini, Lillet Blanc is paired with orange juice, while orange bitters complement the cocktail wonderfully. It is a beautiful old-fashioned cocktail that is satisfying and a pleasure to drink. Furthermore, there is a simpler version if you don’t have Lillet and several ways to tweak the recipe to make it your own.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Abbey Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Abbey Cocktail Recipe is 157 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Abbey Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Strainer
  • Shaker


  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc
  • 3/4 ounce orange juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  • Collect the required ingredients.
  • Pour the gin, Lillet Blanc, orange juice, and orange bitters into a cocktail shaker. Fill the container with ice.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Fill a chilled cocktail glass halfway with ice and strain into it.
  • Serve with a cherry as a garnish. Serve and have fun.

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