Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ransom Old Tom Gin

What is an Old Tom Gin?  It's another "authentic" reproduction of a gin that used to be popular in ye olden times.  I have a couple of them in my bar and one of the consistent things about them is that they are sweeter than your typical London Dry.

This gin is cool for several different reasons.  It is partially made from a whiskey base, instead of a pure neutral spirit. It is also barrel aged.  It has your normal juniper, orange, coriander notes, along with a lot of cardamon and hint of sugar in the finish.  It costs $40 dollars and is a craft spirit worth the extra cash.

I am currently sipping on a variation of an Ephemeral Cocktail.

The Super Bowl is Harbaugh Free Cocktail.

  • Two Shots Ransom Old Tom Gin
  • 1/2 Shot Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino
  • 1/2 Shot St. Germaine
  • Several Dashes of Fees Grapefruit Bitters

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