The final part of the Martini Trilogy. What, you may ask, is a Kangaroo? Other than a hopping marsupial in Australia, it is the original title of a Vodka Martini. And as #100DaysOfCocktails discovered, Martini can be used in the loosest sense.
From the success of the Manhattan sprang other cocktails with sweet vermouth. While many of the details changed, the formula was a simple one: equal parts vermouth and spirit, something sweet, and bitters. The Martinez was the next big hit that came out of this formula. Gin shows up again in #100DaysOfCocktails.