The Bijou Cocktail is quite an old drink and seemed to appear first in Harry Johnsons Bartenders Guide published in 1900, meaning that the drink certainly was around a few years before already. The preparation is relatively simple using equal parts of gin, sweet vermouth and green Chartreuse all balanced out with the addition of orange bitters. Simple and elegant this drink is, simply squeeze a fresh lemon peel over its surface and enjoy like our forefathers did.

Bijou Cocktail

30 ml (1 oz) Gin
30 ml (1 oz) Sweet Vermouth
30 ml (1 oz) green Chartreuse
1-2 dashes of The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Lemon peel

Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass and finish with a lemon peel.