Caitlin Laman came up with this Old Tom gin cocktail when a customer requested a riff on a Martinez. In place of the classic’s maraschino liqueur, she stirs in nutty crème de noyaux.
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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
1 1/2 ounces Old Tom gin, preferably Ransom
1 1/2 ounces Cocchi Vermouth di Torino (slightly bitter red vermouth)
3/4 teaspoon crème de noyaux (almond-flavored liqueur)
1 lemon twist, for garnish
How to Make It
In a mixing glass, combine the gin, vermouth and crème de noyaux. Fill the glass with ice, stir well and strain into a small chilled coupe. Pinch the lemon twist over the drink and add to the coupe.
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