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. — ☆☆☆
Similar cocktails
  • Caprice — Dry vermouth, Gin, Bénédictine, Orange bitters, Orange peel
  • Martinez (Dry Variation) — Old Tom Gin, Dry vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Orange bitters
  • dRYe Martini — Bianco Vermouth, Gin, Orange bitters, Bitters, Orange peel
  • Turf Cocktail — Gin, Dry vermouth, Absinthe, Orange bitters, Maraschino Liqueur
  • Surf & Turf Cocktail — Old Tom Gin, Dry vermouth, Fino sherry, Curaçao, Bitters, Lemon peel
  • White Light — Gin, Aromatized wine, Dry vermouth, Bianco Vermouth, Orange bitters
  • The Pale Rider — Gin, Bianco Vermouth, Fino sherry, Herbal liqueur, Bitters, Orange bitters, Absinthe, Lemon peel
  • Summer Shack — Gin, Aromatized wine, Dry white wine, Elderflower liqueur, Simple syrup, Orange peel
  • The Onset — Genever, Bianco Vermouth, Gran Classico, Grapefruit peel
  • The Botanist — Gin, Aromatized wine, Orange bitters, Lemon peel


tophat665's picture

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.