Martini

This recipe is adapted from the version in George Kappeler's 1895 Modern American Drinks. It was originally made with Old Tom gin, a sweetened gin unlike the London dry gin in the present-day martini.

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 lemon twist or 1 green olive

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the gin, vermouth and bitters and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe and garnish with the lemon twist or olive.
Photo © Wendell T. Webber Published August 2008

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