1 1⁄2 oz Old Tom Gin
1⁄4 oz Lime juice
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)

Shake all ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

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Nathaniel "Cookie" Cook
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  • It's good, but Satan's Whiskers is in the same nature and better, so chances are I would make that rather than this. The lime juice is what makes this interesting. I faked Old tom with a mix of Tanq and Hendricks, which may — ★★★
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This is quite tasty, and I'm not usually a fan of cocktails with orange juice.

I'm a bit perplexed that someone would try to make it with Hendricks and Tanquerey as a substitute for Old Tom, as that combination would taste nothing whatsoever like Old Tom (it would be like mixing Bacardi and Appleton to substitute for Smith & Cross, or mixing Bourbon and Canadian Whiskey to substitute for Rye); mixing a Genever with either Hendricks or Tanquerey would come far closer to Old Tom, I would think. As an experiment, I did try this with a mix of Hendricks and Plymouth (no Tanquerey in the liquor cabinet, I still bear a grudge against the brand for their utterly horrible "mr. Jenkins" ad campaign from nearly 20 years ago) instead of Old Tom, and it was not very good.