I didn't have Internet access on Friday the 13th and I always like to post a cocktail or two for the occasion, because around here, it's time to celebrate, not fear! So here's the cocktail of choice for the latest 13th. Some just call it "an orange martini," and I suppose that by today's standards it is. The concoction itself is an old one and actually predated the invention of the Martini. Call it what you like--it's great for hot weather!
THE ABBEY COCKTAIL
1 1/2 oz. good dry gin
Juice 1/2 orange--fresh squeezed
1 dash orange bitters (or you favorite bitters)
1 cocktail shaker filled part way with ice
Martini glasses (chill them if you can)
Maraschino cherry for garnish (now, optional)
Easy: combine all ingredients in the shaker and shake until very cold. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with cherry, or not. Enjoy!