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.
A liqueur distilled from Marasca cherries, that grow along the Dalmatian coast.
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.
A bitters made from Seville oranges, cardamom, caraway seed, coriander and burnt sugar.
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).
Combine all ingredients with ice and stir. Strain into a coupe or martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. #stir #straight
Adapted from Harry Johnson’s Bartenders’ Manual, 1882.