First, just a reminder that tongight Sunday, September 26, 2010, is our monthly exercise in folly, Savoy Cocktail Book Night at Alembic Bar. If any of the cocktails on this blog have captured your fancy, stop by after 6 and allow the skilled bartenders (and me) to make them for you. It is always a fun time.
1/3 French Vermouth. (1/2 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth)
1/3 Italian Vermouth. (1/2 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth)
1/3 Dry Gin. (1 oz Miller’s Gin)
Shake (I stirred) well and strain into cocktail glass.
I know, I know, this should be equal parts.
However, I wanted to use the Miller’s Gin and see how it did. Get away from using the Ransom and/or Junipero in all the cocktails.
But I was thinking about the fact that the Miller’s is only 80 proof and not particularly assertive, as gins go, I figured I should give it a fighting chance. 2-1-1, instead of equal parts.
At that ratio, this is pretty good. The gin gets a chance to shine, not overwhelmed by the Carpano. I still think some bitters or a garnish wouldn’t hurt this cocktail. Hard to say what to use, with the Miller’s. Maybe some thinly sliced cucumber would be nice.
Now, if you had Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin, that might be a different matter, altogether.
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.