Ingredients: 1.5 oz. lime flavored gin, 0.5 oz. dry vermouth
Directions: Pour ingredients into an ice-filled mixing glass, stir briskly, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon or lime peel.
Simply put, the martini is the most iconic cocktail on the planet—after all, the martini glass is the universal symbol for “cocktail.” The forerunner of the martini, the Martinez, was created at some point in the 1870s, but the dry gin-and-vermouth creation we know today didn’t really emerge until the turn of the 20th century. Starting in the ’60s, vodka-tinis captured the hearts and livers of Mad Men-era drinkers. But the millennial generation has come back to the original formula; the botanicals in the gin form a perfect union with the botanicals in the vermouth. For a new twist on an old classic, try using lime flavored gin to give your ’tini a tangy citrus edge.