This is a great opportunity to use your smaller glassware…the “classic” stuff.
- 2 oz. gin
- a splash of dry vermouth
- garnish with a cocktail onion
Some suggest that you simply wave the vermouth bottle over the glass, making for a truly dry drink (i.e. straight gin), I go with a little splash though. Shake or stir with lots of ice until freezing cold with a nice layer of ice on top, strain into a 2 1/2 oz cocktail glass and drink immediately.
As I noted with a martini before, put ice water in the empty glass while you’re mixing – it gets the glass just as cold as freezing it would, but it’s much easier. The key to this drink is cold!