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.
- Pack a cocktail glass with ice.
- Add a splash of dry vermouth and swirl it around the glass.
- While the glass is chilling, pour the gin into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
- Throw away the ice and vermouth.
- 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% ABV (68 proof). That is slightly below bottling strength.