If you like gin martinis, you will without question like this variation. It’s complex but light in feel somehow, despite its inherent booziness. I was fortunate enough to try it at the bar of its inception, The Clover Club in Brooklyn, one of the world’s great bars.
Martini Rossi sells a bianco version of the vermouth which is available at the LCBO. It is sweeter than dry vermouth, and because it forms a significant part of this drink, it’s worth picking up a bottle. Marillen apricot eau-de-vie is not available in Ontario but there are normally others available at any given time. Remember, apricot eau-de-vie is not the same as apricot liqueur.
|1 ½ oz||Gin|
|1 ½ oz||Blanc or Bianco Vermouth|
|¾ oz||Blume Marillen Apricot Eau de Vie|
|1 dash||Regan’s Orange Bitters|
|1 dash||Fees’ Brothers Orange Bitters|
- Stir and strain into a chilled Nick & Nora.
- Garnish with orange twist.