Ford Cocktail

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

2 fl oz Hayman's Old Tom Gin
1 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
1/3 fl oz Bénédictine D.O.M.
2 dash Orange Bitters by Angostura
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Review:

The Ford Cocktail is a Martini-style cocktail sweetened by both the use of old tom gin and Bénédictine D.O.M. liqueur (not Bénédictine B&B) served 'wet' with a generous splash of dry vermouth. The orange bitters and zest are essential to the drink's success.

Variant:

Poet's Dream

History:

Adapted from a recipe in George J. Kappeler's 1895 Modern American Drinks – How to mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks.

FORD COCKTAIL.
Three dashes Benedictine, three dashes orange bitters, half a jigger Tom gin, half a jigger French vermouth. Mix in a mixing-glass half-full fine ice. Strain into a cocktail-glass. Add a twisted orange peel.

George J. Kappeler, 1895

Nutrition:

One serving of Ford Cocktail contains 188 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 2.1 standard drinks
  • 28.98% alc./vol. (57.96° proof)
  • 29.2 grams of pure alcohol
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