Bijou Cocktail – Original 1900 Harry Johnson Recipe

This drink was invented by a super famous bartender named Harry Johnson during the 1900s. I love this drink, but it is very boozy so light-weights beware. Bijou means jewel in French, which was just a cute name and has no deeper meaning.

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Bijou Cocktail – Original 1900 Harry Johnson Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

229

kcal
ABV

37%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Bijou cocktail first printed in the 1900 edition of Harry Johnson’s Bartender’s Manual. 

Ingredients

  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse

  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth

  • 1 oz Dry Gin

Directions

  • Add Ice To Mixing Glass and combine all ingredients in the mixing glass.
  • Stir the ingredients for 20 – 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink.
  • Strain into glass.

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