In the 1880s, Old Tom gin, a style with quite a bit more sweetness than London dry, was just beginning to gain popularity in America. This is the drink that put it over the top.
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2 oz. Old Tom–style gin
1 oz. Italian red vermouth
1⁄2 tsp. Luxardo maraschino liqueur
2 dashes bitters (preferably Bitter
Truth Aromatic Blend)
Strip of lemon peel
1. In a large glass, combine gin, vermouth, maraschino liqueur, bitters, and 2 cups ice. Stir for 15 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist a strip of lemon peel over the top and drop it in.
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