James Bolt’s Martini

James Bolt, The Gin Joint | Charleston

James Bolt’s gin Martini calls for a split base of California’s Junípero Gin and Washington’s Big Gin, plus Dolin dry vermouth, a favorite among bartenders. The drink’s curve-ball accent, however, is four dashes of saline tincture, which gives the cocktail a briny edge.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces Junípero Gin
  • 3/4 ounce Big Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Dolin dry vermouth
  • 4 dashes saline tincture (1:1, salt:water)

Garnish: expressed lemon peel

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and express one lemon peel into the mixture.
  2. Add ice and stir for 10 to 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into a coupe and express another lemon peel over the surface of the drink.

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