Twentieth Century

This classic cocktail dates back to 1937 and is named not for the time period, but for the stylish 20th Century Limited train from New York to Chicago. It’s a perfect example of how an aperitif (Lillet) and a liqueur (crème de cacao) can combine to lift a cocktail above the ordinary.

• 1.5 oz (45 mL) gin
• 0.75 oz (22 mL) Lillet Blanc
• 0.5 oz (15 mL) light crème de cacao
• 0.75 oz (22 mL) lemon juice

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well, then fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel. Serves 1.

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