Martini Inverso

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.    Slideshow: More Gin Recipes 

1 cocktail


  • 2 ounces manzanilla pasada or fino sherry, such as Barbadillo Pastora or Lustau Almacenista

  • 1 ounce gin, such as Plymouth or Tanqueray

  • 1 dash orange bitters, such as Regans’ No. 6

  • Lemon twist


  1. 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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