After such a long week and to celebrate the return of our AC, I present an historic cocktail… Lucien Gaudin (September 27, 1886 – September 23, 1934) was a French fencer and olympic champion both in foil and in épée competition. He received gold medals in both foil and in épée (solo) at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. He also received gold medals in foil and in épée (team) at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

1 oz. London Dry Gin

1/2 oz. Cointreau

1/2 oz. Campari

1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth

Shake with crushed ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Bring on the weekend!

(Originally posted on Facebook: June 10, 2011)