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Recipes

Dry Martini

This classic Dry Martini recipe is what may drinkers know simply as a “martini.” The “dry” part (as opposed to sweet) is…

Trinity Martini

This Martini riff was first published in Harry Craddock’s 1930 classic The Savoy Cocktail Book. Although similar to the Perfect Martini, the…

The Puritan

Lowell Edmund’s excellent volume, Martini, Straight Up: The Classic American Cocktail states The Puritan first appeared in print in Fredrick L. Knowles…

Tuxedo No. 2

According to Dave Wondrich, the Tuxedo is named for a fancy 1880’s country club, the Tuxedo Club,  not the formalwear. The Tuxedo…

Bridal Martini

Here is another riff on the Martini with the Maraschino and Sweet Vermouth adding a mix of nutty bitterness and grapey sweetness. We don’t…

Fin de Siecle

Fin de Siecle is French for “end of the century.” The drink is believed to date a bit later, a Prohibition era staple…

Fifty Fifty Martini

The 50/50 Martini is simple and self explanatory–specs call for equal parts vermouth and gin.

Rolls Royce Cocktail

Here is another classic from Harry Craddock’s The Savoy Cocktail Book. The Rolls Royce is basically a Perfect Martini with a splash…

Vesper

The drink first appeared in Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel Casino Royale when Bond asked for “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka,…