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The Tom Nichol Cocktail

While there were many great cocktails featured at last month’s Manhattan Cocktail Classic in New York, one that really stood out was the Tom Nichol Cocktail created for the Master Distiller of Tanqueray Gin. The drink was presented to guests at the suite at the Andaz Hotel across from the New York Public Library, which is the scene of the annual MCC Gala.

A mixture of gin and fresh juices, this cocktail was dreamt up by wine and spirits expert Steve Olson and Tom Nichol while they were traveling together in Spain. The citrus highlights different notes in the gin, while the syrup balances out the cocktail with a bit of sweetness. Perfect for a summer evening, this drink is as inspired as they come.

The Tom Nichol Cocktail

1 1/4 oz Tanqueray No. Ten Gin
1/4 oz Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Chamomile Simple Syrup

In a shaker filled with ice, add all juices, syrup and Tanqueray No. Ten Gin. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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Written by Sara Gorelick

3 Comments

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  2. Mutineer Magazine · June 16, 2011

    Sounds great and looks like I need to make some chamomile simple syrup 😉

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    […] could not have emerged without the violets that give the cocktail its blue color. The drink, Tom Nichol, also requires a bunch of chamomile. It is, of course, imperative that the flower is edible, fit to […]

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