It’s Monday again. I got through it. How about you? Let’s celebrate.

Today we’re going to start with Dry Fly Washington Gin, a delightful offering from Dry Fly Distilling, in Spokane, Washington. It’s a lovely gin, intensely fruity, with berries taking the front seat to traditional juniper. Too much vermouth, or too sweet a vermouth, would take away that fruit instead of supporting it. Too vegetal would put up a fight. After trial and error with nine different vermouths, here’s what we came up with:

The Dry Fly Martini

  • 1.5 oz. Dry Fly Washington Gin
  • 1.5 tsp.  Carpano Dry Vermouth
  • Twist of lemon

Pour gin and vermouth over ice and stir to chill. Strain into cocktail glass, twist to float lemon oils atop the drink, then discard. The final drink is soft, pleasantly fruity but still quite dry. Enjoy.


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