Ford Cocktail

1 oz Old Tom Gin
1 oz Dry vermouth
3 ds Bénédictine
3 ds Orange bitters
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Stir, strain, straight up, cocktail glass
Fred Yarm or Cocktail Virgin Slut recommends Ransom Old Tom and Noilly Prat vermouth. If made with sweet vermouth, it's a Vancouver.
From other users
  • Need to fiddle with the bitters. — ☆☆☆
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Nice. Not spectacular. This

Nice. Not spectacular. This would be a good drink to introduce an assertive Old Tom (Ransoms, f'rinstance) to someone who "doesn't like gin". For me, who emphatically does like gin, it seems to play against the strengths of the spirit.

I agree that the gin is lost

I agree that the gin is lost in this recipe. I bumped up the gin to 1.75 oz and it was much better.