Artillery Cocktail

Artillery Cocktail

1/3 Italian Vermouth. (3/4 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth)
2/3 Dry Gin. (1 1/2 oz Beefeater’s, Tanqueray, or other London Dry Gin)

Shake (stir, please) well and strain into cocktail glass.

The two ingredient cocktail is kind of tough, so pick things you know you enjoy and that you think will combine well, before attempting.

A lower tier vermouth combined with a lower tier Gin and this is not going to be pleasant cocktail at all. And do please stick with a traditionally flavored London Dry Gin, not yer saffron flavored Old Raj, Lime Flavored Rangpur, or Cucumber flavored Hendrick’s. Though, if they are good in this cocktail, let me know…

This Artillery is basically a lean, mean, streamlined Martinez.

They’ve left out the bitters, skipped the extra sweetener and tipped the balance towards the Gin.

I’m not going to say they’re wrong, but I wouldn’t blame you for tipping in a couple drops of Orange Bitters, if you have them on hand.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.