November 8, 2013

What I’m Drinking: Perfect

perfect2Sometimes, a drink name says it all. In this case: Perfect. Does that mean I think this is the perfect cocktail, always and for every situation and second? Nah. But I do think it carries a kind of perfection, and for those days when you feel neither 100% sweet or dry, it certainly matches the mood. For those reasons, and during those seasons, sure, this one’s vermouth balance does indeed equal the name: Perfect.

Perfect Cocktail (recipe from Good Spirits)

Ice cubes 1-1/2 ounces gin (Voyager gin is pretty swell here)

3/4 ounce dry vermouth (might as well double up and go Dolin for both vermouths)

3/4 ounce sweet vermouth

Orange or lemon slice for garnish

1. Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice cubes. Add the gin first, and then the vermouths. Stir well.

2. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with either an orange or lemon slice (I’ve seen it both ways, and go depending on my mood).

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