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To create an Extra Dry Martini, use less Vermouth than the Dry Martini.

1.5 oz. Gin

1/4 oz. Dry vermouth

Add gin and vermouth to chilled mixing glass. Stir until ingredients are ice cold, approximately 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon or an olive.

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To create a Dry Martini, just use less Vermouth.

1.5 oz. Gin

1/3 oz. Dry vermouth

Add gin and vermouth to chilled mixing glass. Stir until ingredients are ice cold, approximately 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon or an olive.

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Classic Martini

Posted: November 8, 2010 in Gin
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The Classic Martini is just Gin and Vermouth. There are several variations in which a Classic Martini is made with Vodka and shaken instead of stirred. Whatever your preference, every bartender and cocktail connoisseur should know this drink.

1.5 oz. Gin

1/2 oz. Dry vermouth

Add gin and vermouth to chilled mixing glass. Stir until ingredients are ice cold, approximately 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon or an olive.

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The Singapore Sling was created by Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel. There are several recipes for this drink that have been adapted from the original, so do not be surprised if you see some that call for pineapple juice, powdered sugar, etc.

1.5 oz. gin

1/2 oz. cherry brandy

Few drops of Benedictine

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

Soda water

Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into iced highball. Fill the glass with soda water and garnish with a lemon slice.

* Some recipes call for a Maraschino cherry garnish and floating the cherry brandy instead of mixing it.

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Cranberry Collins. This variation of the Tom Collins calls for cranberry juice instead of simple syrup, and lime juice instead of lemon.

1.5 oz gin

1/2 oz. cranberry juice

1 oz. fresh lime juice

Club soda

Add ingredients into iced highball glass. Fill glass with club soda, stir and garnish with lime wedge.

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Tom Collins

Posted: November 7, 2010 in Gin
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Tom Collins = Classic. Enough said.

2 oz. gin

1tsp. simple syrup

1 oz. lemon juice

Soda water

Add simple syrup and lemon juice into iced highball glass. Add gin and fill with soda water. Stir and garnish with lemon wedge and Maraschino cherry.

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Pink Gin

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Gin
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Created by the Royal Navy in the 19th Century as a medicinal tonic, Pink Gin is considered to be better when made with Plymouth Gin, which is sweeter than London Dry Gin.

2 oz. Gin

Dash of bitters

Swirl a dash of bitters inside a chilled cocktail glass until the inside of the glass is completely coated. Pour gin into cocktail shaker and stir well. Strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

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Negroni

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Gin
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Named after Count Camilo Negroni, this cocktail is a variation of the Americano. Instead of adding soda water, Negroni ordered his Americano with Gin to make it slightly stronger than the original.

1.5 oz. Gin

1.5 oz. Campari

1.5 oz. Sweet Vermouth

Place ice into Old Fashioned glass. Build ingredients into Old Fashioned glass. Stir and garnish with orange slice or twist. Can also be shaken and served in chilled cocktail glass.

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Gin Rickey

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Gin
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The Gin Rickey, named after Colonel “Joe” Rickey, who was known for entertaining elected officials in the Washington D.C. area, was created at Shoemaker’s in the Nation’s capital.

1.5 oz. Gin

Juice of 1/2 fresh lime

Soda Water

Add ice, gin and lime juice to chilled highball glass. Fill glass with soda water and garnish with lime wedge.

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Gimlet

Posted: November 4, 2010 in Gin, Vodka
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Most popular Gimlet recipes call for the use of Rose’s Lime Juice. However, since we strive to utilize fresh ingredients here at The Pour Pro, we changed the conventional recipe slightly.

2 oz. Gin or Vodka

1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

Stir ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

* Can also be served on the rocks.

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