The inventor and originator of the Artillery recipe are unknown. According to history, George Washington was served the punch when he arrived at Chatham Artillery in 1792, along with two Cannons. The punch was a success and became a southern custom, frequently served in horse buckets when given in greater amounts.
This drink is the perfect blend of herbal notes. The sweetened gin brings out the nice botanicals in the gin, while the lemon juice adds a nice amount of acidity to balance it out. The Artillery is a combination of sweet gin, vermouth, and bitters that are shaken with ice. The drink is served in a martini glass without garnishes.
2 ounces Gin
1 ounce Sweet Vermouth
1 tsp Bitters
Glassware: Cocktail Glass
1 Shake all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.