- Ginhigher the quality the better the drink
- dry vermouth
- olivespimento stuffed are ideal, but any will suffice
I’m not sure if it’s because of its place in popular culture but for a lot of people theis a drink reserved for a night on the town and special occasions. For me it is a drink that I like to make at home, (I know I sound like a lush) but there is something strangely rewarding and enjoyable about all that stirring, straining and garnishing. Plus I like any excuse that allows me to walk around my own house drinking from a Martini glass, domestic extravagance.
Note: You’ll need a Martini glass, Cocktail shaker with strainer, a shot glass and a stirring spoon for this recipe.
- Fill the martini glass with ice and allow to chill a few minutes.
- Place 5-10 ice cubes in shaker.
- Pour 1.5 shots of gin into the shaker.
- Drip approximately 2 drops of vermouth into shaker, (No more is required. In fact legend has it that a true dry martini should only have seen the shadow of the vermouth bottle).
- Empty the ice out of the Martini glass.
- Strain the Martini into the glass, garnish with 1 olive and serve.