In 1884, bartender Johnnie Taylor of New York City bar was asked to create a new drink for the Abbey. He invented the Abbey cocktail by mixing gin, Italian vermouth, and Benedictine. The orange bitters balance it so well, resulting in a delicious old-fashioned cocktail that is both fulfilling and a treat to drink.This drink proved popular as a favorite among the bar staff.

Fresh orange juice is preferred for this drink and as an orange contains 2 to 3 ounces of juice on average, squeezing one will be suffice for more than 2 cocktails.

The most popular variations of this cocktail are the Bronx Cocktail and Horse’s Neck.

Spirits Used:


1 ½ ounce Gin
1 Ounce Orange juice
½ ounce Orange Bitters
Maraschino cherry


1. Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
2. Add cherry.
3. Serve in a Cocktail Glass.

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