She is a French jewel discovered in the New World. America’s late-1800s vermouth-craze produced a number of stellar cocktails; yet, for all of her history, the Bijou is a hard find compared to her Martini, Manhattan, and Martinez brothers. Harry Johnson’s Bartender’s Manual (1882) probably introduced the world to this Continental kicker. Dressed in diamonds (Gin), rubies (French Vermouth), and emeralds (Green Chartreuse), the Bijou stands on her own. Stroll up to the bar and introduce yourself.
1 Part Gin
1 Part French (Sweet) Vermouth
1 Part Green Chartreuse
Combine all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice. Stir until cold. Strain into your favorite champagne coupe. Accent with the orange peel oil, and a maraschino cherry.