Bartenders at Boston’s Backbar stick close to the original Casino recipe, as published in 1930 in The Savoy Cocktail Book. It’s a classic Old Tom gin cocktail that still stands out in a modern drinkscape.
2 oz. Old Tom gin
¼ oz. maraschino liqueur
¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
Garnish: brandied cherry and an orange twist
Combine ingredients in an ice-filled rocks glass, stir to combine and garnish.
Sam Treadway, Backbar, Boston