The 12 Drinks of Christmas: Day 7

Similar to the coffee connoisseurs of Seattle, every martini lover has a particular way they like theirs made. The slightest of variation has the ability to change each martini into a whole new drink.  Gin or vodka. Dirty, dry, shaken, stirred or bruised. Olives, Gibson or with a twist.  There are so many ways to order this classic cocktail.

Whether you’re James Bond, James Brown or James that-guy-down-the-street the basics of martini creation are a must know for any home bartender. Once you have mastered the fundamentals, you will be able to make any martini with ease. This is good, because James that-guy-down-the-street has gotten in the habit of dropping by unexpectedly…

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love poured for me a:

Classic Martini

3 ounces Tanqueray Ten Gin

 ¼ ounce Noily Pratt Dry Vermouth

 Olives to garnish

Generously rinse a chilled martini glass with the dry vermouth and discard any extra.  Add the gin into a shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously. Strain and pour into glass.  Garnish with small, pimento stuffed green olives and enjoy. Serves one Don Draper-ish individual.

This is my favorite martini. Let us know what yours is by leaving a comment!

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3 thoughts on “The 12 Drinks of Christmas: Day 7

  1. Michelle says:

    Mmmm…martini. Vodka Gibson. Dry, two onions, no bullshit.

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