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50/50 Birthday

50/50 Birthday cocktail
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Jena Ellenwood

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.”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces Amass gin
  • 3/4 ounce Dolin dry vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce Quintinye Blanc Royal vermouth 
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.

  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.