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Vintage Cocktails #31: The Ford Cocktail

Up next we have the Ford Cocktail, created by George Kappeler, author of Modern American Drinks. Kappeler was the head bartender of the Holland House Bar, one of the three most acclaimed Manhattan hotel bars at the turn of the century.

This cocktail is a create variation on the classic martini. Featuring a once popular style of gin, It is paired with an equal amount of vermouth, orange bitters and a couple dashes of liqueur to deepen the complexity of the flavors. If you are a fan of the traditional gin martini, this cocktail is a must to experience.

The Ford Cocktail
1 oz Old Tom Gin
1 oz Dry Vermouth
3 dashes Benedictine
3 dashes Orange Bitters