Oddly, considering its ingredients, this is thought to be a cowboy cocktail from the early American West, reputedly invented by the man who was the inspiration for Deadwood Dick. In any case, it's a great variation on the martini, with the substitution of Grand Marnier for bitters. You can also use another brandy-based orange liqueur, such as the new Mandarin Napoleon or Grand Gala.
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
- 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add the gin, vermouth and Grand Marnier. Stir vigorously, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.
Adapted from "The Savoy Cocktail Book," by Harry Craddock (Constable & Co., 1930).
Tested by Jason Wilson and Bonnie S. Benwick.
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