Madison Avenue Cocktail

Classic Madison Avenue Cocktail Recipe
Think of the Madison Avenue Cocktail as an amplified Mojito. It's just as classic and just as delicious. Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

The Madison Avenue is a great rocks drink similar to the Mojito, but just a little bit different.

The creator of the drink was Eddie Woeke, who worked at the Weylin Bar around 1936. The bar was located in a hotel of the same name on Madison Avenue in New York City which was built in 1921. What this cocktail has to offer is a ​rum base with a hint of mint and orange and it is all served on the rocks. It's refreshing and overall a nicely balanced drink.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • Mint leaves
  • Sprig of mint for garnish
  • Lime slice for garnish

How to Make It

  1. Add the liquids and a few mint leaves to a ​cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint and slice of lime.