The Tuxedo is Born
On October 10th, 1886, the Tuxedo jacket was allegedly born in Tuxedo Park, NY at the Autumn Ball. Pictured above is a drawing of some gents sporting tuxedos as said event. Oh they fancy, huh?
As one might expect, there is already a Tuxedo cocktail. It’s fancy, and it’s delicious. I’ve riffed off of this recipe, giving it a birthday flare.
Happy birthday, Tuxedo. Thank you for keepin’ us classy and uncomfortably hot for 127 years.
Birthday Tuxedo (see what I did there?)
+1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin
+1 oz St-Germain (St-Germain had made it’s debut just 2 years before the tux)
+1/4 oz lemon juice
+Top with champagne
+Garnish with lemon peel
Chill an old-style champagne flute with ice and water. Shake the gin, St-Germain, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Pour into the chilled champagne flute and top with champagne. Add a lemon peel for garnish.
Author’s Note: This is best enjoyed in one’s birthday tuxedo.
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