Yep, that’s right. I pulled the trigger. Even though I am admittedly gin-phobic, I bought a bottle of Tanqueray No. 10 the other night, just to see what the fuss was all about. Naturally, I decided to make myself the quintessential gin cocktail: a martini.
Normally I would go for olives, here, but I realized as I was making this drink that we were (gasp) out. But, because I have a wonderful hubby who thinks ahead (and who knows I’m terrible at making lemon twists), the last time we had a drink that called for a twist, he made a bunch of them and preserved them in vodka in the fridge.
So, with a twist it was!
It’s going to take some getting used to, but I could see myself becoming okay with gin. I still prefer a vodka martini, but I know there are a lot of connoisseurs out there who really appreciate the flavor nuances in gin… so I’m trying! Help me out here. What are your favorite gin cocktails?
2 oz gin
dash dry vermouth (may be omitted)
Combine gin and vermouth with ice in a cocktail shaker.Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cocktail olives or a twist.