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Servings: 1

This takes the classic gin martini—gin, vermouth, extra olives—out of its unwieldy and aesthetically deficient glass, sets it over ice, and adds fino sherry and orange liqueur. The final drink ends up as something not quite martini but also not not martini. Don’t worry: The extra olives are nonnegotiable.


  • 1 oz. botanical gin, such as The Botanist
  • 1/2 oz. fino sherry
  • 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
  • 1/4 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 2-inch strip lemon peel
  • 3 to 6 Castelvetrano olives, threaded on one to two toothpicks

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 140
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 20
  • Fat (g): 2
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 0
  • Sodium (mg): 240
  • Carbohydrates (g): 3
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Sugar (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 0


  • In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the gin, sherry, vermouth, and liqueur.  Using a cocktail stirrer, stir until the mixture is very cold, about 15 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled lowball glass. Hold the lemon peel with two fingers by its long edges, skin facing down into the glass. Pinch the peel to express the citrus oils into the glass, rub the peel along the rim, and discard the peel. Add the olives and serve.


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Reviews (3 reviews)

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    StevePaulK | 04/19/2020

    Please answer which is correct: orange liqueur (recipe) or Calvados (photo). These are very different. Accuracy matters in a food magazine.

  • user-6342801 | 12/23/2019

    the recipe calls for orange liqueur while the photo in your No 162 issue shows Calvados. We have not yet tried both, but wondered what gives?

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    rbhartman | 12/09/2019

    We doubled the recipe in a cocktail shaker and poured into two festive rock glasses. Very smooth and sophisticated! Definitely a sipping drink since it is all liquor.

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