Ransom Old Tom Gin

Ransom Old Tom Gin might be the most unique gin we’ve seen in a long time.  An historic tipple, Old Tom is a sweeter style of gin that was popular in England in the 18th Century.  Out of production for a long time, the style was revived by Tad Seedstedt of Oregon’s Ransom Spirits and Ransom Wine Company and is a crucial ingredient in a Martinez cocktail (recipe below).

This gin was chosen as a unique liquor to give for Valentine’s Day by NY Magazine’s Shop-A-Matic.

Martinez Cocktail

2 oz sweet vermouth

1 oz Old Tom gin

1 bar-spoon Maraschino

1 dash aromatic bitters

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain in to a cocktail glass. Garnish with a quartered slice of lemon.

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