1 3⁄8 oz Gin, Ransom
7⁄8 oz Bénédictine

Shake on ice, strain in vessel of choice.


Possibly garnish with a Luxardo if desired. But taste it first, particularly as it comes back up from the chill of the ice. Neither Ransom nor Benedictine are optional, they both are unique and complementary. The Scrappy's could be optional or other bitters substituted.


Serendipity in western Pennsylvania in January of 2013: an otherwise discriminating, savvy, fellow proletariat found distasteful a new bottle of Ransom AND I "agreed" with him and took it for free. Then a random bystander thought it was bourbon or rye. When I chanced the odd truth by saying gin, he immediately said: - Ransom and extolled its virtues. My cover was blown!

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Doh, yes, Aromatic. I had that in there then corrected a typo in the name and I think the field(s)(') logic flipped it to drop the Aromatic which I failed to catch. Correcting now, thanks for the heads up.

Hmmm, It won't take it in the Ingredient field, Aromatic Bitters is in brackets so that means it is a forced Brand choice? The Brand field only has Scrappy's other versions. So i am adding that Brand rather than notes.