Gin‘n’It

| By Jack Bettridge | From Gambling Guide, May/June 2022
Gin‘n’It
Looking for a new drink that mixes the frontier spirit with Jazz Age naughtiness and even a dash of your choice of modern enhancement? Gin‘n’It just may be it. The drink’s evolution went something like this. The Manhattan, with rye whiskey, was the first of the vermouth and spirit cocktails. From it came the Martinez, a variant offered to gold prospectors in 1880s California. The new drink replaced the Manhattan’s rye whiskey with Old Tom, a sweet type of gin, but it kept the sweet (red) vermouth quotient. The Dry Martini was born when dry gin and dry (white) vermouth were introduced. Logically, the version with red vermouth was called a Sweet Martini. (Today’s …
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