Slightly sweeter than London Dry gin, but dryer than genever, this 'missing link' gin may or may not be the inspiration for the Tom Collins.
Also refered to as French vermouth, these are (usually) colorless vermouths that have not been sweetened, containing less than 4% sugar.
A distilled, highly alcoholic (45-75% ABV), anise-flavored beverage derived from botanicals like wormwood, green anise, fennel, hyssop, melissa and other herbs. Technically a spirit, as it is not bottled with sugar. The green fairy.
Gum syrup, is a 2:1 sugar:water (by mass) syrup with added gum arabic, commonly used in cocktails. The gum arabic prevents the high sugar syrup from crystallizing and also gives a silky mouthfeel to the cocktail.
A yellow citrus fruit. The peel is often used as a garnish while the juice incorporated into the drink for a tart flavor profile (citric acid).
Stir all with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. #stir #straight
The original recipe didn’t specify vermouth type, but we use dry here.