Neal Bodenheimer shares his spin on the simple and elegant martini in the new book, Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em. This recipe calls for a stronger ratio of gin to vermouth for a dryer martini.
For stronger herbal flavor, use fresh vermouth. This will help to balance the botanical flavors in the gin for a crisp and sophisticated drink.
- Combine the gin, vermouth, and bitters in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with the lemon peel or olives, and serve.
Recipe ByExcerpted from the new book Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em by Neal Bodenheimer and Emily Timberlake, Published by Abrams. Photography (c) 2022 by Denny Culbert.
Contributing CityNew Orleans