Herbal flavors are a natural pairing with gin, so cocktail book authors Carey Jones and John McCarthy use aromatic basil in this martini riff with good gin, dry vermouth, and the aperitif Cocchi Americano. Read about everything you need to know about martinis: where to seek them out, and how to make perfect ones at home.
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- 2 oz. London dry gin, preferably Plymouth
- ½ oz. Cocchi Americano
- ½ oz. dry vermouth, preferably Dolin
- 1 dash orange bitters
- 1 basil leaf
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