Orange Martini Cocktail

Orange Martini Cocktail

Orange Martini Cocktail.
(6 People)
2 1/2 glasses of Gin. (1 1/4 oz Orange Gin)
2 glasses of French Vermouth. (1 oz Noilly Prat Original Dry)
1 Glass of Italian Vermouth. (1/2 oz Martini and Rossi Rosso)

Steep in this mixture the finely-grated rind of 1 orange (carefully removing all the white pith.) Let it soak for one or two hours. Then add ice and shake (I stirred). Rinse out the glasses with Orange bitters (Angostura Orange Bitters).

I still had some of the orange peel infused No. 209 Gin, so instead of taking the long way around, I just used that in this drink.

This was actually rather nice, as prepared above.  Orangey and ginny with just a touch of sweetness from the sweet vermouth.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the cocktails in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, Zed.