Every Monday night experience $6 Classic Martinis and Seldom Poured Cocktails. Join us at the bar to enjoy libations and hors d'ouvres that pay hommage to the time-honored cocktail.
ZINC’s Martini Night
Classic Martinis and Seldom Poured Cocktails
- $6 -
The Dry Martini
Dry Gin, French Vermouth, one olive or a twist
Far from dry, Prohibition was awash in gin. This cocktail was emblematic of the freedom of choice and modern aesthetic to which speakeasy counter-culture aspired.
Old Tom Gin and Italian Vermouth, splash Maraschino Liqueur,
dash Boker’s bitters, twist
This cocktail emerged in the heart of the Californian Gold Rush. Its rise was due to being the libation of choice among ferry-goers waiting to cross to and from the town whose name it shares.
Bourbon or Straight Rye and Italian Vermouth,
dash bitters, cherry
Birthed a generation before The Martinez, this martini marks the start of American mixology. When properly constructed, this is quite simply the finest cocktail on Earth.
Gin and fresh lime juice, splash simple syrup, lime
British Naval Surgeon, Sir Thomas D. Gimlette, prescribed sailors a hearty serving of gin with enough lime juice to stave off scurvy. Vodka may be substituted while retaining prophylactic affects.
London Dry Gin, Vodka, and Lillet Banc,
dash Byrrh Grand Quinquina, twist
Named for an MI5 agent and the muse of James Bond’s drink of choice in Casino Royale. 007 insisted on grain vodka and a wine liqueur in his martini that was "shaken not stirred."
Oh, Vesper Lynd, why did you have to be a double agent?
Dry Martini #5 ~ The Montgomery
Dry Gin with a hint of French Vermouth, twist
British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery preferred a 15:1 ratio of his troops to that of the enemy. Such proportions seemed ideal to Ernest Hemingway, who ordered the signature 15:1
Dry #5 at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy, as The Montgomery.
The Chicago Martini of 1951
Floral Dry Gin, French Vermouth,
Triple Sec rinse, anchovy stuffed olives
This drink took top prize at the first known martini mix-off in Chicago sometime in 1951. It hearkens to bygone days when allusions of fruit and the sea were the norm. Forget Mad Men, enjoy the top oblation of 1951.
The Original Aviation
Dry Gin, lemon, Maraschino Liqueur,
Crème de Violette, cherry
Learning to fly was never this easy or aesthetically pleasing. Aromatic, crisp, yet subtly sweet flavors play within a pale sky above a red setting sun. After dark? Omit any cherry and garnish with a crescent twist or apple round to enjoy The Blue Moon.
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