I have finally treated myself to a lovely Boston cocktail shaker for my Art Deco bar and I have some gin and orange juice so, while my very good bottle of wine just smashed on the floor of my kitchen I can still have a little nightcap.
The Luigi was created in 1925 by Luigi Naintre of the Criterion, London. Proper vintage like.
The classic recipe is as follows:
1 Teaspoonful Grenadine.
1 Dash Cointreau.
The Juice of 1/2 Tangerine.
1/2 Dry Gin.
1/2 French Vermouth.
Shake well, with ice, and strain into cocktail glass.
Now, I don't have tangerine juice and I'm sure it would be much subtler with that, but I do have some Tropicana. Ha!
Look at this lurid beauty! It really is that bright.
It has a sort of sweet and sour flavour to it, not unpleasant but not something you could drink many of, thankfully, as I'm hoping for an early start tomorrow.