Tuesday, November 18, 2008


1 part Old Tom gin
1 part cognac (Hine was used)
1 part sweet vermouth (Martini & Rossi was used)

Stir with ice and strain. Serve up in an old fashioned glass.

Where: Eastern Standard
When: 17 November, 2008
Who: Hugh Fiore

Purpose: To make me forget the snowy midwest, the bumpy flight from South Bend to Chicago, having to run to make my connection, and my lack of food for the past 10 hours.

Ordinal: First of three, accompanied by the charcuterie plate
Nose: Almost apple-scented, due to the cognac most likely
Taste: Rich flavor, to the extent that I almost thought the sweet vermouth to be homemade

Summary: The Old Tom really classes up the M&R vermouth. This went extremely well with the rabbit terrine and pâté. One sip, and the trials of the day melted away.


Anita (Married... with dinner) said...

I love this drink! I need to remember to make it again. We used brandy and a dash of both orange bitters and curacao (as per the Savoy book); I'll have to try your orange-less version with the cognac.

Here's our writeup:

andrea said...

Ooh, thanks for pointing out your writeup. I'll have to try it with orange now.