New York City bartender Jena Ellenwood created this drink for Dani & Jackie’s Virtual Happy Hour. The happy hour, co-founded by writer and spirits entrepreneur Jackie Summers, digital marketing pro Daniella Veras and Cocktail & Sons CEO Lauren Myerscough, brings together members of the hospitality scene and guests nightly and provides an opportunity for host bartenders to earn tips from attendees.
In this riff on a 50/50 Martini, blanc vermouth joins the usual dry vermouth, adding just a hint of sweetness. “I think using both can achieve a really lovely balance, something we are always looking for in our cocktails,” says Ellenwood.
This recipe originally appeared in “Split Your Vermouth to Make the Best Cocktails. Here’s Why.”
- 1 1/2 ounces Amass gin
- 3/4 ounce Dolin dry vermouth
- 3/4 ounce Quintinye Blanc Royal vermouth
- Garnish: lemon twist
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist.