The Knickerbocker Martini is perfect for the holidays because it is a cocktail of tradition. It was invented in at the Knickerbocker in 1912 by then hotel bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia for John D. Rockefeller, so it is a quintessential New York drink from a landmark New York location. 

RECIPE

2 oz Tanqueray 10 Gin
¾ oz Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
¼ oz Noilly Prat Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Citrus Bitters
2 dashes Orange Bitters

Add ice and stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Serve up in a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.