1/3 Italian Vermouth, (3/4 oz Punt e Mes)
2/3 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Ransom Old Tom Gin)
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Squeeze orange peel on top.
Well, I was kind of thinking of the Lone Tree Cocktail and remembering how it was made with Old Tom instead of Dry Gin. Seemed like Old Tom would be a sensible substitution in the Rosington.
The Ransom Old Tom is an interesting choice here. Conceived as a sort of half way point between later style Old Tom Gin and earlier styles which may have used some portion of Malt Wine, this is an interesting product. It also packs quite a wallop at 88 Proof!
I also went with the Punt e Mes, since the cocktail had no bitters.
Woo! A two ingredient Cocktail. And a tasty one, at that.
This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.