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Devon Boyll of New York's Saxon + Parole brings us his take on the martini, a recipe that placed as one of the seven runners-up in the official cocktail competition - all runners-up tied at one point below the winning recipe.

"The inspiration for my cocktail is a classic 2-1 gin Martini. I find that they can often times be a bit too dry, which is why I have substituted .25oz of vermouth for a liquour. The Thyme liqueur adds some sweetest to balance it out while also adding herbal notes."


  • 2 ounces Woody Creek Gin
  • .75 ounce Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • .25 ounce Farigoule Thyme Liqueur
  • lemon peel garnish (recipe below)


Add all ingredients (except lemon garnish) into a mixing glass with ice and stir until properly chilled and diluted. Strain into chilled Nick and Nora glass. Express lemon oils from lemon peel over cocktail. Attach lemon peel to glass.

How to make the lemon garnish:

Peel lemon and express oils over glass. Cut a slit in the middle of the peel and attach to glass.