1 1/2 oz Ransom Old Tom Gin
1/2 oz Orgeat (B.G. Reynolds)
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
1 Egg White
Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with 3 drops Regan's Orange Bitters.
For the cocktail hour two Thursdays ago, we were tempted by a drink in the September/October issue of Imbibe Magazine called the Hauptmann Cocktail. The recipe was created by Brian Dressel of Austin's Midnight Cowboy, and the combination of orgeat, lemon juice, and orange juice reminded me of The O.G.. The Hauptmann began with orange aromas accented with a wormwood-like note. Next, the sip was a smooth almond and citrus flavor that ended with the Old Tom gin's savory botanicals and the juice's orange notes on the swallow.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.