Lucien Gaudin was a French fencer during the 1920s who medaled in no less than three Olympic competitions in that decade which became known as the Annes Folles or “Crazy Years”. Gaudin quickly became a national hero for his efforts and the cocktail that bears his name was born and enjoyed in the myriad cafes, bars, and restaurants around Paris where a vibrant new-century social culture bloomed.
- 1 1/2 ounce (3 tablespoons) gin
- ¾ ounce (1 ½ tablespoons) Campari
- 3/4 ounce (1 ½ tablespoons) dry vermouth
- 3/4 ounce (1 ½ tablespoons) Cointreau
- Orange, washed, for twist (optional)
Makes 1 drink
- Add all ingredients to a mixing beaker with a generous amount of ice.
- Stir for 10 to 15 seconds. Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass.
- Using a vegetable peeler, peel a 3 inch piece of rind from the washed orange and garnish cocktail.