Mym* mandates the following procedure, which is cheaper, tastier and more efficacious.
You will need:
- 2 parts decent gin
- 2 parts red vermouth
- 1 part orange curacao-type liqueur (Cointreau, Triple Sec etc)
Top up with a fizzy – tonic water perhaps, and garnish with borage or mint and thinly sliced cucumber, or a thin slice of orange or lemon.
I feel the only thing with which I need annotate this Perfection is Caution – it is awfully strong.
(Update: Rachel B. agrees with these ingredients but recommends equal portions.)
*a fearsome domestic deity