As classy as its name implies, this variation on the classic Martini is made with dry sherry in lieu of vermouth. Bone dry, with a tart savoriness and an acidic zing from the sherry, it’s the perfect aperitif to whet your appetite, and it also functions as a nightcap to help you digest a heavy meal. We recommend using fino sherry—try either Tío Pepe or Navazos Fino en Rama Sherry—which is dry, light, and salty with an almondy nuttiness.
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Dry Sherry
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
- Lemon Twist
Add the gin, sherry and bitters to a mixing glass. Top with cubed ice and stir.
Using a Julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled coupe glass.
Garnish with a swath of lemon peel and serve.
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