This cocktail is named after the exclusive community 35 miles outside of New York City, called Tuxedo Park. The drink is a variation on the Martini and is bone dry. It combines gin, Fino sherry, and orange bitters, you swap the sherry out for dry vermouth and you have yourself a Martini. There is a No. 2 version out there that is more common which adds maraschino liqueur and an absinthe rinse, however this recipe is the original.
The Tuxedo Park community, founded in 1886, features a country club with an 18-hole golf course, three types of tennis courts, squash courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and boating. It also gave way to the tailless evening suit, which also draws its name from the same elite enclave. As you can tell, everything about Tuxedo (whether the park, suit, or cocktail) each exude elegance and panache.
GIN, Preferably a mild gin like Plymouth
SHERRY, Preferably fino sherry or dry vermouth
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