Sunday, October 18, 2020


1/2 Plymouth Gin (1 1/2 oz Beefeater)
1/2 Italian Vermouth (1 1/4 oz Cocchi Sweet)
1 dash Amer Picon (1/4 oz Torani Amer)

Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I added an orange twist.

Two Sundays ago, I selected the 1935 Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book and spotted the Coxey that seemed like a Martinez or Hanky Panky with Amer Picon as the modifying liqueur, or perhaps like a gin Liberal. Although I later realized that the closest relative stemmed from the same cocktail book, namely the Fin de Siècle which included orange bitters and a bit less sweet vermouth (2:1 instead of 1:1, gin:vermouth).
The Coxey entered the room with a pine and dark orange aroma. Next, a sweet grape on the sip slid into juniper, caramel, vanilla, and bitter orange flavors on the swallow.

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