The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess
The Bijou is a classic, but not terribly common cocktail. Dale DeGroff recently released a new book "The Essential Cocktail", in which he presents classic cocktails along with several variations which illustrate how one recipe can be used as a springboard to other creations. He presents the "Ritz Bijou" as one such variation, and it is an excellent drink to become familiar with.
1 1/2 oz Hendrick's Gin
3/4 oz dry vermouth
3/4 oz orange curaçao
dash Angostura Orange Bitters