A spirit whose flavor profile revolves around juniper berries. Originally from the Middles Ages, modern gin is a derivative of the Dutch drink jenever (genever). You can make a home-made gin by simply infusing vodka. There are a large number of recipes online.
Also refered to as French vermouth, these are (usually) colorless vermouths that have not been sweetened, containing less than 4% sugar.
Usually a pearl onion pickled in a brine with small amounts of turmeric and paprika. Pearl onions are naturally sweet, which makes them an excellent pairing with many cocktails.
Chill a martini glass. Shake ingredients with ice until chilled. Strain into the glass. Garnish with several cocktail onions on a pick. #shake #straight
Adapted from Rise Bar at the Ritz-Carlton, NYC.