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 cocktail is 5 out of 10.
Nutrition (calories per serving)
The estimated calories of Abbey Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 157 calories per serving.
Preparation time (minutes)
The time it takes to create Abbey Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 3 minutes.
- Cocktail glass
- 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.