Serve in aCoupe glass
Float dehydrated lime wheel
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.
|2 fl oz||Old Tom gin|
|3/4 fl oz||Lime juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/2 fl oz||Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)|
|2 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
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The judicious dashing of bitters makes or breaks this Gimlet-like cocktail which tastes good when made with a Dry Gin but better when made with an Old Tom Gin, as per the original 1930 recipe. (If your Old Tom is sweet then reduce the sugar syrup.)
The Bennett Cocktail was first published in the 1930 book Cocktails by "Jimmy" Late of Ciro's London written by the mysterious Jimmy where it is based on old tom gin and without the addition of sugar.
Most modern versions of the Bennett, including that made in 2015 by Meaghan Dorman at The Bennett in New York City, USA call for dry gin rather than old tom.
BENNETTCocktails by "Jimmy" Late of Ciro's London, 1930
2 parts Old Tom Gin
1 part Lime Juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters per cocktail.
One serving of Bennett Cocktail contains 177 calories.