The Abbey Cocktail Cocktail

Abbey Cocktail

1 ½ oz. gin (Bombay Sapphire)
¾ oz. orange juice
¼ oz. sweet vermouth (Punt E Mes)
1-2 dashes of Angostura bitters (Rituals DIY House Bitters)

Combine with ice; shake. Strain, add ice, top with a cherry!

This sometimes seems to be referred to as an Abbey Martini; it’s also related to the Bronx cocktail, but without dry vermouth and adding angostura bitters. From “An ideal brunch time beverage, the ABBEY COCKTAIL is a refreshing gin based drink that mixes bitters with vermouth.” Man, we feel refreshed already. Bring on the ABBEY COCKTAIL.

Brian: “This is still gin and juice, but with some vermouth in it.
Eric: “This is better because of the Punt e Mes, but it’s still shit.”
Brian: “I don’t know. If somebody bought me this drink in a bar I guess I would drink it.”
Eric: “I vow never try to make this drink on purpose.”

Eric D. Anderson


Eric D. Anderson came to appreciate cocktails late in life and is trying to make up for lost time. He finds that crafting drinks involves the same precision, creativity, sociability, and ritual as baking—another passion—and believes that it brings people together in the same way. Eric is the director of Way of the Puck, a feature-length documentary about professional air hockey, and the editor of Stories of Quitting (, an online collection of true stories that celebrate giving up. His writing has appeared in AGNI, Painted Bride Quarterly, Perigee, Giant Robot, and Wild Quarterly, among other publications. In his free time he works as a camera operator on commercials and motion pictures.

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