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Le Astoria: the emblematic cocktail of the hotel of the same name located in Manhattan.


For 1 person
2 cl gin
4 cl dry vermouth
1 or 2 dashes Orange Bitters

How to make

👉 mixing glass / 🥃 martini / 🍸 short drink (7cl) / ⏱️ 4 mn
  1. Place the gin, dry vermouth, Orange bitters and a few ice cubes in a mixing glass.

  2. Stir with a mixing spoon.

  3. Strain into a martini glass.

  4. Insert an orange zest in the glass.


The Astoria cocktail is a short drink composed of gin, white vermouth and orange bitters, it was first published in 1913 in "Straub's Manual of Mixed Drinks" by Jacques Straub.

Here is the real original recipe from 1913:

Astoria cocktail recipe in 1913 Straub's Manual of Mixed Drinks

Later, in 1931, the Astoria recipe was published in "The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book" by Stevens Crockett's, which publishes the recipes of a New York family hotel: the Waldorf-Astoria.

The Old Waldorf-Astoria was a family hotel in New York initially divided into 2 hotels: the Waldorf (created in 1893 by William Waldorf Astor) and the Astoria (created in 1897 through John Jacob Astor) . In 1929 the 2 hotels were destroyed, but the "new" Waldorf-Astoria was rebuilt in 1931 in Manhattan on Park Avenue, becoming one of the largest hotels in the world that year. It was also in 1931 that in place of the old Waldorf-Astoria, the Empire State Building was built.

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