Abbey Cocktail

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 1.5 ounces Gin
  • .75 ounce Lille Blanc
  • 1 ounce Orange Juice
  • dash Bitters

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the flamed orange peel

To get this drink where I want it, I have already added the word "fresh" in front of the orange juice and changed the standard orange zest to a flamed orange peel. But for an even bigger flavor impact: Cut an orange slice or two and toss into the shaker before you add the other ingredients. Bruise the meat and the skin of the orange slices with a bar muddler or a wooden spoon, then add the other ingredients and the ice, and shake hard. Strain into a cocktail glass, then taste.