Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

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 

  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing beaker with a generous amount of ice. 
  1. Stir for 10 to 15 seconds. Strain and pour into a chilled martini glass.  
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel a 3 inch piece of rind from the washed orange and garnish cocktail.