- 1½ oz Gin (Old Tom style)
- ½ oz Wondermint Schnapps
- ½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- ½ oz Falernum*
- Add all ingredients, with ice, to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass. Twist a piece of lemon skin over the cocktail (to express the oil) and discard the skin. Garnish with a tiny mint leaf (optional).
- *See our Falernum recipe/video or use a store-bought variety like John Taylor’s Velvet Falernum.
FANTASTIC! Perfectly balanced, the Old Bailey allows you to appreciate the character of the Old Tom gin, the depth and clovey sweetness of the falernum, a hint of refreshing mint from the Wondermint schnapps, and a crisp acidic bite from the lemon. We based this concoction on the 1920’s-era Bailey cocktail, utilizing two spirits which were popular before their more modern counterparts took over. Old Tom gin is a sweeter, milder recipe – popular prior to when the more heady and botanically sharper London dry gins became the rage following prohibition. Wondermint schnapps is a reinvention of an 1800’s-era peppermint schnapps – with its complex assortment of herbs and botanicals – that stands apart from its modern more syrupy cousins. The combination of these two classically-inspired spirits, make for grand old time. Be certain to check out the other Wondermint cocktails and Falernum cocktails we have made, as well. Cheers!
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