Classic
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Gin • Dry
Dry Martini

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If all you want to taste in your Martini is juniper-heavy gin or crisp, slatey vodka, then you want a Dry Martini. Made with just a whisper of dry vermouth, this is a purist’s drink. It’s about as close as you can get to drinking a spirit straight while still being able to call it a cocktail.

The Essentials

Gin
Vermouth
Strainer
The Details

Ingredients

2.75 oz Gin
.25 oz Vermouth
Lemon Twist or Olive, For Garnish

Method

  • Stir gin and dry vermouth in a mixing glass with ice until very cold.
  • Using a julep strainer, strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist or olive.
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Gin Sweet Easy
Twentieth Century

This velvety classic was invented in 1937 and named after the 20th Century Limited, an express passenger train that ran between New York City and Chicago from 1902 to 1967. Advertised as "The Most Famous Train in the World," it traveled between the two cities in 15.5 hours—a swift journey at the time. We imagine this cocktail being served to trav...