Sam Horwitz's Classic Cocktail Compendium

(With photos)


Stir all of the ingredients with ice in frozen mixing glass and strain into a frozen cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or peel.

This cocktail is not a riff on the Martini, it’s actually the missing link leading up to the Martini. It’s a sweet, gin-based, Manhattan-derived cocktail with an old-fashioned flipped vermouth ratio that would eventually morph into the dry, spirit-forward Martini of the 20ᵗʰ century as tastes moved drier.

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