Master of Cocktails Ford

Greetings ladies and gents. It’s time for this week’s #MasterofCocktails – we’re doing a great little twist on a Wet Martini today – it’s a Ford Cocktail recipe. I first encountered this a year or two ago at Burger & Lobster, and managed to find a recipe last week on diffordsguide but couldn’t for the life of me find it again.

Luckily, @arranhoops and @SngleMaltWhimsy both pointed out that it was a Ford Cocktail and will shortly be receiving something nice in the post. Right then, on to the recipe.

Master of Cocktails Strain

List of Ingredients

We’re going to start with 50ml of the superb Professor Cornelius Ampleforth Old Tom Gin.

Master of Cocktails Old Tom Gin

That goes into a stirring glass, followed closely by 25ml Noilly Prat.

Master of Cocktails Noilly Prat

Then 5ml Bénédictine

Master of Cocktails Benedictine

Finally a good couple of shakes of Regan’s Orange Bitters.

Master of Cocktails Regan's Orange Bitters

Sling some ice in and give it a good stir. Go for about half as long again as you’re inclined to.

Master of Cocktails Stir

Now Strain into a chilled Martini Glass:

Master of Cocktails Strain

Grab yourself an orange twist and do this with it:

Master of Cocktails Orange Garnish

Hang it on the edge of your glass. We’re not expressing it – the oil’s unnecessary for this drink.

Master of Cocktails Orange Garnish

Now Serve. The Ford Cocktail, I’m reliably informed:

Master of Cocktails Old Tom Gin




Next Week’s Ingredients (yes it’s simple, but christ, is it important):

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Campari Bitters, Soda Water and an Orange.