Casino Old Tom Gin Cocktail

old tom cocktailBartenders at Boston’s Backbar stick close to the original Casino recipe, as published in 1930 in The Savoy Cocktail Book. It’s a classic Old Tom gin cocktail that still stands out in a modern drinkscape.

2 oz. Old Tom gin
¼ oz. maraschino liqueur
¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 dashes Regan’s orange bitters
Tools: barspoon
Glass: rocks
Garnish: brandied cherry and an orange twist

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled rocks glass, stir to combine and garnish.

Sam Treadway, Backbar, Boston