How To Make A Picadilly Cocktail
Cocktails trace back to the 1800s. Nowadays there are thousands of variations of cocktails served across the country. Making cocktails takes a bit of science and art. You create amazing flavors to wet your palette when you blend the right amount of spirits. The Picadilly Cocktail is no different. Fueled by gin, a dash of grenadine and vermouth, this vibrant-colored cocktail offers a refreshing taste. Bartenders traditionally combine these ingredients for a Picadilly Cocktail served at a bar. Sit back and savor the Picadilly Cocktail after a strenuous day, or double the ingredients to share the experience with friends.
- Cocktail shaker
- Ice cubes
- 1-1/2 oz. Gin
- ¾ oz. Sweet French vermouth
- ¼ oz. absinthe
- Splash of grenadine
- Chilled cocktail glass
- 2 Maraschino cherries
- Look like a professional. Your friends will think you are a professional when you have the right supplies. Use a cocktail shaker to prepare the Picadilly Cocktail. Place ice cubes in the cocktail shaker.
- Blend Ingredients. Combine gin, dry or sweet French vermouth, absinthe and a splash of grenadine in the cocktail shaker. Make sure to mix ingredients thoroughly.
- Strain and Pour. Strain and pour the blended ingredients into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish the Picadilly Cocktail. Place two maraschino cherries in the cocktail. The cherries evoke a sweet taste while it floats in the cocktail. Immediately serve the cocktail while the drink is cold.
You can add dry French vermouth, rather than sweet French vermouth, for a Dry Picadilly Cocktail. Then, substitute the maraschino cherry with a lemon or lime twist.