You can’t go wrong with the classic Martini.

This stiff cocktail calls to mind the long, boozy lunches of the Mad Men era and elegant parties that lasted until the wee morning hours. While a London Dry gin is a fine choice to mix this traditional beverage, we prefer a more modern iteration with Bluecoat Gin. This American-style dry gin paved the way for other American craft gin producers to create expressions with unique botanicals and flavor profiles.

Bluecoat Gin is made with 100 percent certified organic botanicals like angelica, coriander, juniper and a blend of sweet American citrus peels. It offers a bold, citrus backbone to the Martini for an extra refreshing version of the drink. And because Bluecoat Gin is made in Philadelphia, it’s the perfect spirit to sip on the Fourth of July.

This week, mix up a Bluecoat Martini to toast to the United States and our independence.

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Bluecoat Martini

Bluecoat Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2.25 oz. Bluecoat American Dry Gin
  • .75 oz. Lo-Fi Dry Vermouth
  • Orange Twist (to Garnish)

Preparation: Pour ingredients into a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 30-40 seconds. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.