The Casino is a classic gin cocktail. If you almost love an Aviation you will really love. It is centered around gin and maraschino. That is such a delicious classic pairing. Add a little creme de violette and it becomes an Aviation. A little sweet vermouth and some bitters gets you to a Martinez.

Maraschino brings out some of the darker notes in gin. Bitters and lemon juice balance the sweetness of the maraschino. Three ingredients make a simple, well balanced and delicious drink.

Casino Cocktail

The Casino is a classic gin cocktail.

Course Cocktails
Cuisine Classic Gin Cocktail
Keyword classic cocktails, gin cocktail, savoy cocktail book
Servings 1 drink


  • 1 1/2 ounce London dry gin
  • 3/4 ounce Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters


  1. Pour all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.

  2. Shake vigorously for 10 – 15 seconds.

  3. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cocktail cherry.

Recipe Notes

This recipe has been adapted from Harry Craddock’s 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book.

This is one of the drinks in our Guide to Gin Cocktails. Check it our for more great classic gin cocktail recipes. 

For more like this check out our Guide to Classic Cocktails.

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