2020 Winner - Tuxedo #852 (The Diplomat)
The Tuxedo is a classic aromatic semi-dry Martini that has had many renditions since its birth in the 1880s. Tuxedo #852 ($50/mini), is The Diplomat's interpretation, composed of gin, dry vermouth, pear brandy, and maraschino liqueur, served in a mini size coupette and garnished with a tiny pear. This new entry to The Diplomat's cocktail programme is so moreish you'll wish they served it in large portions. The drink evokes the feeling of sartorial elegance when donning a tuxedo, but don't worry, at The Diplomat, you don't need to wear one to enjoy it.