A little bit of pickled ramp brine brings an earthy, slightly sweet onion flavor to this classic cocktail. Make sure to use a fresh bottle of vermouth, and store your vermouth in the fridge for no more than a month.
- 1 pickled ramp with 1/4 ounce of its pickling liquid
- 2 1/2 ounces gin, such as Hendricks
- Splash dry vermouth, such as Dolin
Place a martini glass in the freezer about 30 minutes prior to making the cocktail. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the pickled ramp brine, gin, and vermouth. Stir for about 1 minute (about 50 stirs).
Strain cocktail into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a pickled ramp and serve immediately.
Mixing glass, cocktail strainer, chilled martini glass