Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bronxathon: Captain Pell

Samuel Pell (c.1821-94) was a prominent citizen and notable oysterman on City Island, and this Bronx Cocktail I’ve named for him was created with oysters in mind. The inspiration comes from the same friend who got me thinking about problems with the Bronx Cocktail.

Captain Pell

  • 1 oz old tom gin (Hayman’s)
  • 1 oz dry vermouth (Dolin Dry)
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth (Dolin Rouge)
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 – 2 dashes Fee Bros Orange Bitters
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

This one is more like a classic Bronx Cocktail than some of the recent variations. I like the way old tom in a Bronx smooths things out without changing the drink much.

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