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Sweet Martini

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

According to Eric Alperin, very early Martinis were made with gin and sweet, not dry, vermouth. This one, from around 1888, has a sherry-like taste.

  1. Ice
  2. 2 ounces gin
  3. 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  4. 1 brandied cherry, for garnish
  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the gin and vermouth and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish the drink with the brandied cherry.