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2 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce dry vermouth, or to taste
1 dash orange bitters
In a mixing glass filled with ice cubes, combine the gin and vermouth, pouring more or less vermouth to your taste.
Stir for 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Add a dash of bitters, if desired.
Serve immediately garnished with a lemon twist.
Olives or a pickled cocktail onion can be used in place of the lemon twist garnish in this classic cocktail.
What does a twist of lemon mean?
It’s a cocktail garnish that is simply the peel of the lemon that’s twisted into a corkscrew shape. To get this to happen, you have to remove the fruit and the pith before shaping the peel.
What is a twist of lemon in a martini?
It’s a garnish that adds some citrus to a drink, like a martini.
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