Rosington Cocktail

Rosington-5

Rosington Cocktail.

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.

3 thoughts on “Rosington Cocktail

  1. I’m really getting irritated by how many cocktails in the Savoy are Martini variations with slightly tweaked ingredients/proportions… Erik, do you think this is because every fame-hungry bartender and his brother out there wanted to be able to call a certain variation his own? I’m so bitter and cynical :)

    • Well, it is a good thing I like Martinis! Well, Martinez, a bit more.

      I think it is just an indication of the drink zeitgeist of that period. If you were to do a similar cocktail recipe compilation today, you’d probably come to a similar irritation, but about variations on fruit flavored sours or cocktails with St. Germain.

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