A sweet (but not cloying) precursor to the martini, this cocktail dates back to the 1880s. At Alfred's Steakhouse in San Francisco, the bar manager, Aaron Paul, scales up the booze and chills it ahead of time, so it's simpler to serve a crowd. For just 1 cocktail, use 2 oz. gin, 3/4 oz. vermouth, 1/4 oz. maraschino, and 2 dashes bitters.

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Recipe Summary test

total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes 10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make ahead: Liquors in a sealed mason jar, up to 3 days, chilled.

Chef's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per cocktail.

Source

Alfred's Steakhouse, San Francisco

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; carbohydrates 3.7g; sodium 2.4mg.
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