Turf CocktailIt's herbaceous, which I suppose could contribute to the name...but more than that, it's got a clean, crisp, woodsy character to it that really fit in well with the fall weather on Thanksgiving Day.
2 oz London dry gin
3/4 oz dry vermouth
1/4 oz Maraschino liqueur
dash citrus bitters (orange, grapefruit or Jamaican are all good here, in their own ways)
Build all in mixing glass over ice, stirring well to combine and chill. Strain into cocktail glass, garnish with lemon zest.
Now, of course, it's moving into winter, and more hearty drinks will have to be mixed. Perhaps some mulled wine or hot buttered rum is in the cards? Or a Tom and Jerry? Who can tell? Stay tuned, true believers!