Ritz Bijou
1 1/2 ounces gin
3/4 ounce dry vermouth
3/4 ounce orange curaƧao
1 dash orange bitters
Garnish: Cherry
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass.
Source: Frank Meier, The Artistry of Mixing Drinks, 1936
This drink was apparently created by Frank Meier, who was the bartender of the Ritz Hotel in Paris. The lack of Chartreuse makes this a significantly different cocktail than the normal Bijou, but it is still excellent.