1.5 oz london dry gin (I used Tanqueray)
1 oz fresh lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup
shake ingredients in a mixing tin with a little bit of ice
splash a little club soda in the bottom of your glass (DON’T SHAKE WITH THE REST OF THE DRINK. or do, it’ll be hilarious
strain into a highball over ice or a martini glass like I did. The former is the traditional way to prepare this classic cocktail.
Garnish with a lemon twist
The person I made this for tonight was someone who wanted a unique martini that wasn’t too sweet. I think that this was a good choice. The guys who order them come in about once a week to have a few of my Shipwrecks or Irish Trashcans. These are the type guys who have ordered a drink by saying “I don’t know surprise me” So after pulling 100 different drinks out of my ass they finally found 3 or 4 that they drink usually in the same order every Thursday. These guys are college kids, I think they turned 21 recently. They talk about playing golf and smoking weed. Total fratbros, but pretty entertaining nonetheless.