Knickerbocker Cocktail

From this 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.


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