Bartender Sam Johnson turns the classic martini on its head, swapping dry sherry for vermouth and inverting its proportion to the gin. The result is briny and bone-dry and an excellent aperitif.
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2 ounces manzanilla pasada or fino sherry, such as Barbadillo Pastora or
1 ounce gin, such as Plymouth or Tanqueray
1 dash orange bitters, such as Regans’ No. 6
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients into a stirring glass, and fill glass with ice. Stir until outside of glass is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass, and garnish with lemon twist.
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