The prominent piney notes of a juniper-forward gin keep the spirit’s character at the forefront of this vermouth cocktail, even though it’s used in small amounts.
1 oz. dry vermouth
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
½ oz. crème de cassis
¼ oz. juniper-forward gin
3-4 oz. chilled tonic water
Tools: shaker, strainer
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into glass filled with fresh ice; top with chilled tonic.
Sean Sullivan for Straight Law, Boston
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