Whether you prefer your martini shaken or stirred, with gin or vodka, one sure way to upgrade the quintessential cocktail is with a top-shelf, extra dry vermouth. Made with Italian wines, 1757 Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry from Cinzano is enriched with a botanical bouquet of Mediterranean herbs, particularly Piedmont wormwood.
When it comes to cocktails that showcase vermouth’s bold notes, we’re 100% in favor of the 50/50 Martini, a time-tested standard, also known as the Perfect Martini. Its name and contents have changed over the decades, but but one thing has remained consistent: like revenge, it’s best served ice cold.
1 part 1757 Vermouth di Torino Extra Dry
1 part gin (or vodka)
Dash of orange bitters
Method: Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe. Garnish with olives or a lemon twist.