The Good Times is one of those classic Martini-like cocktails that calls for Old Tom Gin. This isn't a very easy spirit to find any more (though that is improving), but for the classic cocktail enthusiast who wants to taste drinks like they were meant to be, it's essential. Luckily, there are a few distillers reviving the classic recipe - Hayman's Old Tom Gin is one of them. Most Old Tom Gins are clear, though a handful like Ransom are a tawny color and will change the color of the cocktail.
In the case of this Good Times recipe the sweeter Old Tom is vital, otherwise you're left with a Classic Martini with a twist.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- Pour the gin and vermouth into a cocktail shaker or mixing glass filled with ice.
- Stir well.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist.
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