Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cocktail of the Week #6

This time I am going to delve into the depths of unknown classics...

I first heard of this drink from an article on the Michael Dietsch's site "A Dash of Bitters" although it seems to be another Ted Haigh a.k.a. "Dr Cocktail" discovery. It is a fantastically simple drink, with an orange, bitter twist. However, I cant seem to find it published anywhere so if anybody happens to know when, where and how etc...then share the knowledge!

Otherwise, just blow the dust off that bottle of Benedictine and "Dash Away!"

Ford Cocktail

  • 1 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. dry vermouth
  • 3 dashes Benedictine
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • Orange twist, for garnish


Stir over Ice in a mixing glass then "Strain & Serve" into a chilled cocktail glass! Garnish...Drink...


  1. the ford saved my life

  2. I discovered the Ford Cocktail at Bourbon & Branch, in San Francisco, which I would assume is a favored haunt of your readers that pass through the City by the Bay.

    And if the Ford Cocktail doesn't work for you, there are countless other choices, many of which were new to non-sophisticates like myself. The menu of drinks reads like The Book of Ships, except your mouth will water as you plow through page after page historical favorites.