Wednesday, February 3, 2010

That’s No Way to Make a Martini

Ever wish there were another flinty, Martini-like libation? Well, then you may have already found some incarnation of the Gordon, a gin-sherry combination that responds well to the various Martini treatments. The sherry is usually given as amontillado, though I happened to have a bottle of fino, which reminds me a little of Dolin dry vermouth. You can use a fair amount of sherry, though its nuttiness, especially in the case of amontillado, can overwhelm the gin.

Gordon Cocktail

3 oz gin
1 oz fino sherry
2 dashes orange bitters

Stir briskly in an iced shaker and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. A lemon twist is great with this, though here I've used a garlic-stuffed olive.

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