A 'perfect'cocktail has equal parts sweet and dry vermouth; an 'improved' cocktail has a spot of maraschino and/or absinthe. So what would you call an improved, perfect Martini?
|1⁄2||oz||Sweet vermouth, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino|
|1⁄2||oz||Dry vermouth, Carpano (Bianco)|
|1||bsp||Maraschino Liqueur, Luxardo|
Stir all but zest with ice; stir; strain into coupe; garnish with lemon.
Rewritten after I realised I'd made a complete hash of the proportions. As written now it's as I intended it. Improved, you might say.
The concept was quickly followed by the name. Put an olive in as well, if you really want to get carried away.
- Cooperstown — Gin, Dry vermouth, Sweet vermouth, Mint
- Arborist — Gin, Sweet vermouth, Nocino, Dry vermouth
- Vesper — Gin, Vodka, Aromatized wine, Lemon zest
- Improved Martini Cocktail (David Santucci) — Gin, Bianco Vermouth, Añejo tequila, Dry vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur
- Grey Lady — Gin, Dry vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Orange bitters, Crème de Violette, Lemon peel
- Root Martini — Gin, Dry vermouth, Bergamot liqueur, Pine liqueur, Lemon peel
- Pineau Martini — Gin, Pineau des Charentes
- Atty — Gin, Dry vermouth, Crème de Violette, Absinthe, Orange bitters
- Pesto Martini — Gin, Dry vermouth, Pine Nuts, Basil
- The Third Man — Gin, Pineau des Charentes, Suze, Peychaud's Bitters