Bijou (cocktail)

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iba =
name = Bijou Cocktail



caption =
type = cocktail
flaming =
gin = yes
served = straight
garnish = cherry
drinkware = cocktail
ingredients = * 3 parts gin
* 1 part green Chartreuse
* 1 part sweet vermouth
* Dash orange bitters
prep = Stir in mixing glass with ice and strain.

tory

Bijou means "Jewel" in France, and the reason this cocktail is called Bijou is because it combines all the colors of the three most precious jewels in the world: diamond (gin), ruby (vermouth), and emerald (chartreuse). The real Bijou is supposed to made Pousse-cafe style, so the colors are not mixed and the colors of all the jewels are beautiful and defined, which look like "jewels", hence the name Bijou. Nowadays, Bijou cocktails are served with the ingredients all mixed together, which is called a completely different name: Amber Dream, for the color it shows.

Procedure

Pour everything but the cherry in a mixing glass that is filled with ice. Stir gently for a few seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry. Serve chilled.

Trivia

*This drink was featured in the fourth episode of the animated Japanese series "Bartender".
*The drink can also be found in the huge book of mixed drinks called [http://www.amazon.com/dp/0471973025 `Mr. Boston Platinum Edition: 1,500 Recipes, Tools, and Techniques for the Master Mixologist'] .
*"The Bijou" is a cocktail recipe detailed on [http://www.thecocktaildoctor.com The Cocktail Doctor]

External links

* [http://www.cocktaildb.com/recipe_detail?id=2703 Cocktail Database]


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