Posts Tagged ‘Ford’s Gin’

101 Best New Cocktails: Bodhi Nöel by Brian Nixon, Rose’s Luxury, Washington, DC, USA

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Bodhi Nöel

101 BNC AppBrian Nixon, Rose’s Luxury, Washington, DC, USA

Bodhi Nöel Brian Nixon

“This is a play on a Classic Martinez. The flavors really play well with each other. I chose the name because Buddha gained enlightenment under a Bodhi tree which is actually an ancient fig tree and the Nöel is because on the nose this drink is reminiscent of Christmas in my mind,” Brian Nixon.

60 ml (2 oz) Ford’s Gin

22.5 ml (.75 oz) Carpano Antica Formula vermouth

15 ml (.5 oz) Fig Balsamic Vinegar

2 dashes Fee Brother’s Old Fashioned Bitters

1 flamed orange twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  This might be a play on the Martinez, but it’s a far cry from that original classic, and I think it’s the vinegar that makes all the difference here.  Best of all, the fig balsamic takes your attention away from the huge vanilla notes in the Carpano, and the choice of Ford’s gin is a very fine choice, indeed.  Well done, Brian.

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101 Best New Cocktails: Pearl by Christopher Marty, Marble, Chicago, IL, USA

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Pearl

Christopher Marty, Marble, Chicago, IL, USA

Pearl Chris Marty

Christopher says, “House-made cocktail onions welcome, though a store-bought pickled onion should not offend; it’s the brine that sets this cocktail off on its fantastic journey, not the degree to which the preparation of the onion itself is fancy.  Just be sure to sip the drink both before and after taking a bite of the onion–it’s hardly just for show.”

60 ml (2 oz) Ford’s GinPearl

15 ml (.5 oz) Getreide Kümmel

15 ml (.5 oz) Dolin Dry Vermouth

15 ml (.5 oz) Luxardo Maraschino

1 cocktail onion, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled coupe.  Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  Jesus H. Christ!  This is one muther of a drink.  There’s caraway, cumin and fennel in the Getreide Kümmel, and hosts and hosts and hosts of other botanicals in the gin and vermouth, of course.  (Good to see that the incredibly forthright, complex, and delicious Ford’s Gin being put to good use, too.)  Then the sweet nuttiness of the maraschino leaps into the fray and the drink’s all over the place.  And don’t forget the onion!  It’s seldom you see cocktail onions used thoughtfully, so don’t miss this treat!

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