Twentieth Century Cocktail Recipe

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Twentieth Century Cocktail Recipe

In the list of classic drinks, the Twentieth Century cocktail is a forgotten little jewel. There’s nothing exotic about this cocktail; rather, it combines a few unlikely partners and is coming back into style as more aficionados discover its elegant quality. It was the British bartender C.A. who came up with the idea for the Twentieth Century. William J. Tarling’s 1937 “Cafe Royal Cocktail Book,” a compilation of drinks from London’s bars, describes Tuck. The cocktail is based on an American recipe even though its origins are British. From 1902 to 1967, the 20th Century was a famous passenger train that ran between New York City and Chicago. A fitting tribute to the elegant rail travel that inspired the inspiration of this cocktail, the cocktail is known for its opulent dining experience and elegant accommodations.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Twentieth Century Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Twentieth Century Cocktail Recipe is 156 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

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

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker


  • Martini Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • Mix equal parts gin, white crème de cacao, Lillet Blanc (1 1/2 oz.)
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice in a shaker

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Pour the gin, crème de cacao, Lillet Blanc, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Fill with ice and shake until smooth.
  • Mix all ingredients together and strain into a glass of chilled ice.

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