Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gin and It (Italian)-Thirsty Thursday

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A cocktail thought to have been invented during Prohibition, the Gin and It is the shortened form of gin and Italian, the Italian being a sweet red vermouth. The original proportions were 4 parts sweet vermouth and 1 part gin, but as the cocktail evolved, the drink consisted of equal parts vermouth and gin, or "fitty fitty" as it was ordered in a bar around 1900.

Gin and It

2 ounces gin
1 ounce sweet vermouth
dash orange bitters

Add gin, sweet vermouth and a dash of orange bitters to a rocks glass with a few ice cubes in it. Stir, and add a twist of lemon peel. Makes 1 drink.

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