Twentieth Century Cocktail

20th Century Cocktail

I’ve seen the 20th Century cocktail on a few menus and always thought it was a relatively new cocktail. It was actually created in 1937 in honour of a train (the Twentieth Century) that ran between Manhattan and Chicago between 1902 and 1967.

The crème de cacao isn’t an obvious companion for the refreshing combination of gin, lemon juice and Lillet Blanc, but OH MY GOODNESS it works.

Twentieth Century Cocktail

Ingredients for the 20th Century Cocktail

45ml gin (I used Portobello)

20ml Lillet Blanc

15ml crème de cacao

15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

a twist of lemon for garnish


Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker, add ice and shake until chilled, Strain into a chilled glass and add a twist of lemon for garnish. Enjoy!


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