1 1/2 oz gin
1 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
Few dashes orange bitters <Regan’s>
Stir with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass.
This classic is considered to be the father of the Martini, or at least a heavy influence on what would later become the more popular “Gin and Vermouth” drink. Ever since discovering it a few years ago I have always enjoyed the sweet/dry interplay between the gin and vermouth. A wonderful lesser known classic indeed.
We’re wrapping up this month’s Build a Better Bar series by talking about essential tools as well as some of my suggestions for worthwhile resources to keep around the house. First, let’s tackle the tools. While you can get away without most of these, your life will be much easier with them.