IBA official cocktail
Base spirit
ServedStraight up: chilled, without ice
Standard garnishcherry, lemon zest
Standard drinkware
Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationStir all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry and a twist of lemon zest.
Commonly servedAll Day
Tuxedo recipe at International Bartenders Association

The Tuxedo is an IBA Official Cocktail composed of gin, dry Vermouth, orange bitters, maraschino and Absinthe.[1]

Related to the martini, the Tuxedo has had many variations since its inception in the 1880s.[2] The cocktail is named after the Tuxedo Club in Orange County, New York where it was first mixed. Tuxedo Park, the planned community where the club was built, is itself a derivation of the Lenape word tucseto. The form of menswear by the same name originated at the same country club around the same time. [3]

See also


  1. ^ "Tuxedo". International Bartender Association. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  2. ^ "The Tale of the Tuxedo Cocktail". December 2015.
  3. ^ Wondrich, Dave (6 Nov 2007). "Tuxedo". Esquire. Retrieved 29 November 2017.