1/2 Italian Vermouth. (1 1/2 oz Vya Sweet Vermouth)
1/2 Plymouth Gin. (1 1/2 oz Plymouth Navy Strength Gin)
Shake (stir, please) well and strain into cocktail glass. (Lemon Peel.)
I haven’t found Plymouth Gin to stand up particularly well against Dry Vermouth in Fifty-Fifty type cocktails, let alone sweet vermouth, so I thought the Gypsy might be a fine opportunity to call in the big guns.
The Plymouth Gypsy was really quite good, I have to say. Really kicked up the smell of the gin, vermouth, and lemon twist. But I wouldn’t recommend making any serious commitments for the rest of the evening, if you’re going to start out on this level…
There are a bunch of Cocktails that go by the name “Gypsy”. The most famous is probably the Vodka Gypsy: 1 3/4 oz Vodka, 3/4 oz Benedictine, and a dash of Aromatic Bitters. The next most famous is probably Dominick Venegas’ Gypsy: 1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin, 3/4 oz St. Germain, 1/4 oz Green Chartreuse, and 1/2 oz Lime Juice. I haven’t tried the Vodka Gypsy, but Mr. Venegas’ St. Germain drink is quite tasty.
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.