The Racquet Club is not far off from a true martini. It comes with a healthy amount of vermouth, which makes it less dry than the traditional gin martini, which is very dry indeed. The Raquet Club cocktail also adds a couple of dashes of orange bitters to shake up the flavor.
If you like martinis okay, you’ll probably like this drink, or maybe even love it. If you love martinis, it might come so close to being one that it just irritates you and makes you want the real thing. But this is a very credible twist on the traditional.
- 1.5 ounces of gin
- 3/4 ounce dry vermouth
- 2 dashes of orange bitters
Stir in a shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass.