The London Town cocktail blends gin with maraschino liqueur, and just a little bit of orange bitters to bring them together. The orange bitters and the citrus and herbal notes in the gin bring out the tart side of the cherry flavor.
This is a slightly complex but very drinkable cocktail. It’s not sweet, but it avoids the dryness of a traditional martini because of the maraschino liqueur. It’s a great drink for anytime you’d enjoy a martini, but want something just a little more mellow.
- 1 1/2 ounce gin
- 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice cubes. Pour in all the ingredients and stir well. Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a curled orange peel.