50/50 Birthday

New York City bartender Jena Ellenwood created this drink for Dani & Jackie’s Virtual Happy Hour. The happy hour, co-founded by writer and spirits entrepreneur Jackie Summers, digital marketing pro Daniella Veras and Cocktail & Sons CEO Lauren Myerscough, brings together members of the hospitality scene and guests nightly and provides an opportunity for host bartenders to earn tips from attendees.

In this riff on a 50/50 Martini, blanc vermouth joins the usual dry vermouth, adding just a hint of sweetness. “I think using both can achieve a really lovely balance, something we are always looking for in our cocktails,” says Ellenwood.

  • 1 1/2 ounces Amass gin
  • 3/4 ounce Dolin dry vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce Quintinye Blanc Royal vermouth
  • Garnish: lemon twist
  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.

  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.

  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Watch the video: Happy Birthday50-50 (September 2021).