In and Out Martini: A Rinse of Vermouth is All You Need

In &Out Martini
Want just a hint of vermouth? Try the In & Out Martini. It's a great way to show off your best bottle of gin. S&C Design Studios
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 serving

The idea of the In and Out Martini is to drink straight, chilled gin in a well-chilled glass with just a hint of dry vermouth. This is done by rinsing the glass with vermouth and it's a great option for drinkers who prefer their Martinis "bone dry" or if you have a really good gin to show off.

As with any of the dry gin Martinis, I do suggest that you choose a premium gin because it will show if a lower quality gin is used.


Steps to Make It

  1. Pack a cocktail glass with ice.

  2. Add a splash of dry vermouth and swirl it around the glass.

  3. While the glass is chilling, pour the gin into a mixing glass with ice and stir.

  4. Throw away the ice and vermouth.

  5. Strain the gin into the prepared cocktail glass.

How Strong is the In & Out Martini?

As with any cocktail that is made entirely of liquor, this is not a light drink. In fact, it is stronger than the dry Martini because there's very little vermouth in it to weigh down the gin. If we make the In & Out Martini with the average 80-proof gin, it would have an alcohol content of around 34 percent ABV (68 proof). That is slightly below bottling strength.