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The Perfect is cocktail number 60 on the Swank Cocktail Guide.
Perfect Martini history
While we could debate about the “perfect” part of the the Perfect Martini, the perfect relates to the drinks contents: 1/3 gin, 1/3 dry (French) vermouth, and 1/3 sweet (Italian) vermouth. The drink appeared in Jacques Straub’s Straub’s Manual of Mixed Drinks in 1913 on page 37, entitled Perfect Cocktail or McLane Cocktail.
Perfect Martini cocktail recipe
1/3 Dry Gin, 1/3 Dry Vermouth, 1/3 Sweet Vermouth. Stir well with ice and strain into glass.
- Hendrick’s Gin
- Dolin Vermouth
- Gallo Sweet Vermouth
Perfect cocktail review
Our ratings (1-5 🍸)
A bit too sweet for our taste – spoken like extra dry martini drinkers.
Next up… Cocktail # 61, Pink Lady No. 2