Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Ford Cocktail

Source:  Modern American Drinks page:  31
3 dash Bénédictine

Ingredient: Bénédictine

What it is:  Liqueur

Herbal liqueur invented by Alexandre Legrand (who later changed his name later to Alexandre Le Grand) in the 19th century and produced in France. The recipe contains 27 plants and spices.

Substitution:  Chartreuse Substitution:  Chartreuse (yellow)

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3 dash orange bitters

Ingredient: orange bitters

What it is:  Bitters

A bitters is an alcoholic beverage that contains herbal essences, has a bitter or bittersweet flavor, and

Substitution:  bitter

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1/2 jigger Old Tom Gin

Ingredient: Old Tom Gin

What it is:  Gin

A lightly sweetened Gin popular in 18th-century England that now is rarely available.

Substitution:  gin (London Dry)

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1/2 jigger French vermouth

Ingredient: French vermouth

Also Known As:  Dry vermouth, White vermouth What it is:  Vermouth

Fortified wine, flavored with aromatic herbs and spices ("aromatized" in the trade) such as cardamom, cinnamon, marjoram and chamomile.

Substitution:  vermouth

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Three dashes benedictine, three dashes orange bitters, half a jigger Tom gin, half a jigger French vermouth. Mix in a mixing-​glass half- full fine ice. Strain into a cocktail-​glass. Add a piece twisted orange-​peel.