The classic 50/50 martini recipe should, by definition, be mixed with equal parts spirit and fortified wine. San José bartender Mary Palac’s 50/50 is no exception, though she splits the traditional vermouth in half, supplementing the remainder with a dry and nutty Amontillado sherry. Additionally, where the classic version calls for a dry, French-style vermouth, Palac subs in a sweeter, more floral and complex blanc or bianco style. The star of the show for this iteration of the 50/50 is Roku Gin, featuring 6 botanicals native to Japan (in addition to several more traditional gin flavorings). If you can’t get your hands on a bottle, a London dry-style gin will work nicely.