Today, we want to share with you Fred’s original recipe for crafting the perfect Bijou cocktail.
The Bijou is a cocktail created towards the end of the 1900s by Harry Johnson: one of the founding fathers of modern mixology.
Harry decided upon the name ‘Bijou’ (inspired by the French word for ‘jewellery’) because of the colours of the ingredients used – white, red, and green. These are said to represent three of the most precious jewels: gin is diamond, vermouth is ruby, and chartreuse is emerald.
Here is the recipe for Fred’s signature Cocktail Bijou.
Cocktail Bijou Ingredients and Dosages:
3/4oz Fred Jerbis VERMUT25
3/4oz Fred Jerbis GIN7 Acacia Barrel
3/4oz Green Chartreuse
How to prepare a Cocktail Bijou
The preparation for this cocktail is simple: mix all ingredients together with ice, to blend the gin, vermouth and chartreuse, and pour into a Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with bitter orange and a cherry.
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