A London dry gin can stand up to a lot more vermouth than you might suspect. The original 1910s-era formula for this iconic drink demonstrates that fact elegantly. Contributing Editor Dave Wondrich gave gin its due in "Revolutionary Spirit" (April 2010).
- 1 1⁄2 oz. London dry or Plymouth gin
- 1 1⁄2 oz. French white dry vermouth
- 2 dashes orange bitters (preferably Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6)
- Strip of orange peel