Pre-Prohibition Martini

PreProhibitionMartini1 oz Victoria Gin
1 oz Sweet vermouth
A dash Twisted & Bitter Orange Bitters
1 fine cherry, such as a Griottine

Stir with ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a fine cherry.

The pre-prohibition martini mixed gin with sweet vermouth – a surprise to many martini lovers. Not too long after the availability of sweet vermouth, a dry French vermouth was introduced. Now people could order their martinis “dry”. This didn’t mean less vermouth – as it typically does today – it meant using dry vermouth instead.