The original Martini recipe actually called for Italian (sweet) vermouth. The Dry Martini was a variation that substituted French (dry) vermouth. Only more recently did ‘dry’ come to refer to the amount of vermouth.
- 3 oz Plymouth Gin
- 1 oz Noilly Prat dry vermouth
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Lemon twist
This was my first time trying the Noilly Prat – like most people, I have only used Martini & Rossi in the past. Seems good! But a freshly opened bottle of vermouth is always better, or so they say.