From the bartender’s corner – TBD Crusta
Continuing with the experimentation with the Ransom Old Tom Gin, this is a Old Tom twist to the classical Gin Crusta. Apart from the Old Tom Gin, this has Elderflower Liqueur (I used St. Germaine), Bitters and Champagne. I believe the inventor of this cocktail is Mark Vierthaler – known for being the founder of Cocktails 365.
This is usually served in a Champagne coupe with a sugar rim and has a orange peel near-circumscribing the inside surface.
The initial taste of the gin is somewhat softened by the champagne but you can get the wood and juniper aroma very soon. The elderflower and the orange peel gives the drink a lot more flavor than you would expect and has a pretty rich after taste.