Penny Farthing Recipe

Penny Farthing Recipe

[Photographs: Melody Fury]

This lightly sweet and butterscotch-like cocktail (name after the original bicycle with the large front wheel) is made with Averna, Luxardo Maraschino, and Victoria Gin, a citrusy and herbal gin that's distilled with local ingredients in Victoria, BC. If you can't find Victoria Gin, Beefeater makes a fine substitute.

Recipe by Lachlan Mackenzie of Pourhouse in Vancouver. Get more cocktail recipes from Pourhouse here.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 ounce Victoria Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Averna
  • 1/4 ounce Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
  • 1 dash orange bitters


  1. 1.

    Fill a mixing glass with ice and add all ingredients. Stir for 15 seconds, then strain into chilled cocktail glass. Serve straight up.