Our friends over at Scofflaw recently reintroduced us to this gem of a cocktail, it’s sort of a riff on a gin sour, but with orgeat (almond syrup) for the sugar source. This is their preferred recipe, using our Scofflaw Old Tom Gin.
2 oz Scofflaw Old Tom Gin
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz Orgeat (we use Small Hand Foods)
1 Dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice, then strain into chilled coupe glass. No garnish.
PS, I don’t know about you, but for awhile every time I said the name of this drink, I heard the old military jingle that started “Army, Navy, Air Force Marines! We don’t need experience, we give it!” and it goes on with a couple more lines. Now you probably hear it too – you’re welcome. Have a couple of the cocktails, and it will pass, I promise!