The Casino cocktail has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century. It was first mentioned in Harry Craddock's 'The Savoy Cocktail Book' in 1930. The Casino is a classic gin-based cocktail that has stood the test of time and remains a popular choice for those who appreciate a well-balanced, refreshing drink.
- Originated in the early 20th century
- First mentioned in 'The Savoy Cocktail Book'
- A classic gin-based cocktail
The Casino cocktail offers a harmonious blend of flavors, with a slightly sweet and sour taste. The gin provides a strong, botanical backbone, while the maraschino liqueur adds a touch of sweetness. The fresh lemon juice brings a zesty, tangy element, and the orange bitters round out the flavor profile with a subtle, citrusy bitterness.
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What should be the temperature of the gin and other ingredients before mixing the Casino cocktail?
All the ingredients including gin should be at room temperature before mixing for optimal flavor blending.
Can I replace orange bitters with any other type of bitters in the Casino cocktail?
Yes, but it may slightly alter the taste of the cocktail. Angostura bitters can be a suitable alternative.
What are some food pairings with the Casino cocktail?
The Casino pairs well with salty snacks such as olives or cheese, seafood, and light, tangy salads.
Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Casino cocktail?
Yes, you can replace gin with non-alcoholic gin and maraschino liqueur with cherry syrup to create a non-alcoholic Casino.
Is Casino cocktail suitable for a cocktail party?
Absolutely. Its well-balanced flavors, sophistication and ease to create makes it a perfect choice for a cocktail party.
What are the origins of the name 'Casino' for this cocktail?
The exact origins of the name 'Casino' for this cocktail are not known, although it was popular in speakeasies during the 1920s prohibition period where discreet gambling was often occurring.
Can I prepare a Casino cocktail in a batch for a party?
Yes. Simply multiply all the ingredients proportionally according to the number of servings you want. Remember not to add ice into the batch, add it individually to glasses.