great book comes the height of old New York elegance:
2 ounces gin (just used Beefeater, didn't want a whole lot of other complex flavors)
1 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
Dash of orange bitters
(recipe calls for lemon twist, and we were out unfortunately - it is delicious anyway)
Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a martini glass.
Mmmm like a martini, but a little more complex. Tastes like sophistication in a glass.