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. Slideshow: Great Gin Cocktails 

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makes 1 drink
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  • 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.

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