Muzetta's Waltz is my La Boheme themed riff on The Bohemian cocktail, which I believe was created in the early 2000s. This is a well-balanced, citrusy, yet sweet cocktail with a touch of spice and delightful herbal notes.

Muzetta's Waltz

  • 1-1/2 oz. Gin (Empress 1908)

  • 1 oz. Elderflower liqueur

  • 1/2 oz. Grand Marnier

  • 1 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit juice

  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice

  • 1/4 oz. Simple syrup

  • 2-3 dashes Peychaud's bitters

a cocktail in a coupe glass with a rosemary sprig
a cocktail in a coupe glass with a rosemary sprig

Muzetta's Waltz



Add all ingredients to a shaker tin. Add ice and shake until chilled. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lightly sugared rim, dehydrated lemon wheel float, and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

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Muzetta's Waltz is enjoyed best when listening to La Boheme or any of Puccini's classic operas! Technically, it doesn't have to be Puccini or even an opera at all, this drink just sips like a fine aria - it's music to your ears. Hey, I love all music and this drink is so good, it will sip well to whatever you are listening to. May I suggest Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy?


If you try this cocktail, please click the link and let me know if you enjoyed it, or if you would do anything differently.

Remember, there is no single right way to make a cocktail. Feel free to experiment and adjust my recipes to your own taste and liking. The key is to have fun while doing it. Cheers!

Scott Gardner, shaking a mean cocktail, and looking good!
Scott Gardner, shaking a mean cocktail, and looking good!

Hi, I'm Scott Gardner, your mindful mixologist. While I am not a professional bartender, I have made well over two hundred different and unique cocktails, and invented over fifteen original drinks, including my famous European Vacation, Muzetta's Waltz, and The Cherry Bella, all of which can be found in my book, Lock it, Flip it, Kick it & Shake!

Besides shaking, stirring, and sipping, I also enjoy golfing, reading, and writing. My wife and I both love animals and we have recently gotten into birding, which is a fun and rewarding hobby. And our favorite birds... The Philadelphia Eagles, of course! Go Birds!

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