The martini for the martini purists. Based on the ideal from Bernard DeVoto's lyrical book on America's greatest gifts to the world (hint: whiskey and the martini), The Hour, this martini reminds us that:
"We are a pious people but a proud one too, aware of a noble lineage and a great inheritance. Let us candidly admit that there are shameful blemishes on the American past, of which by far the worst is rum. Nevertheless we have improved man's lot and enriched his civilization with rye, bourbon, and the martini cocktail, In all history has any other nation done so much? Not by two-thirds."