Travel back in time with this classic Gin-based cocktail.

Photo by @in_love_with_drinks

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Saturdays are for sleep ins and for cocktails! At least at my house.

And with travel always on my mind these days, this weekend I'm drawing drink inspiration from this elegant 20th Century cocktail, photographed beautifully by @in_love_with_drinks.

The recipe for this classic cocktail was first published in 1937, and was created in honor of the 20th Century Limited Express passenger train that ran between New York City and Chicago for about 65 years. At the time it was considered a luxurious, First Class transport, and among other opulent amenities, it featured a dining car that transformed after the final meal into nightclub Café Century! That's my kind of train trip.

So as we all eagerly wait to board our next train/plane/boat/bus/whatever will take us to the places we miss and dream about, I'm gonna keep trying to find ways to satisfy my wanderlust. And a yummy drink in hand seems like a decent way to do it!

COCKTAIL: 20th Century


1 1/2 oz Gin

3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 oz Lillet Blanc

1/2 oz White Crème de Cacao

Garnish: Lemon twist


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a cocktail glass of your choice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Allie is the founder of Parched Around the World and the owner of Parched Global, LLC, a communications company based in Atlanta, GA. She's a Certified Sommelier and a foodie at heart, and is forever suffering from a severe case of wanderlust! When life allows, you can find Allie traveling around the world and photographing her adventures both domestically and abroad. Feel free to get in touch with her by email at or to connect on Instagram at @aaalbanese and @parchedaroundtheworld.