The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess
Wet Martini Cocktail
It is time perhaps that we tackle that quintessential cocktail, the Martini. This drink originated in the late 1800's, and quickly became one of the standards, alongside the Manhattan. The pre-prohibition Martini however was different from what you might expect today in many ways, and frankly it was a lot better for it.
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
dash orange bitters
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass
Garnish with Maraschino Cherry