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:
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!