How to Make a Great Martini
Blog Post How to Make a Great Martini There’s been a lot of ink spilled debating the gin vs. vodka martini wars and as a residential expert on the matter, here is my recipe for drinking excellence:
- Properly chilled, stemmed martini glasses (Properly chilled means your glasses should be in the freezer for a minimum of one hour prior to making the martini).
- Add one cap full of dry Vermouth.
- Add Grey Goose or Belvedere grain Vodka.
- A glass pitcher or metal shaker. Most martinis are stirred, you can have it shaken of course, but if you ask any bartender worth their salt, they’ll tell you should stir a martini.
- Add some olive brine or olive juice to the mix.
- Garnish: Olives, 2 max on the toothpick. A lemon peel can work as well.
- And last, but obviously not least: Enjoy the King of Cocktails. Here is a video in case the need arises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jq4tPutdGQ
A dirty Martini contains a splash of olive brine or olive juice and is typically garnished with an olive.
A perfect Martini uses equal amounts of sweet and dry vermouth.
- The phrase first appears in the novel Diamonds Are Forever (1956), though Bond does not actually say the line until Dr. No (1958) but says it “shaken and not stirred” instead of “shaken, not stirred.” It was first uttered by the James Bond character played by Sean Connery in Goldfinger in 1964, though the villain Dr. Julius No offers this drink and utters those words in the first film, Dr. No, in 1962.
Martinis are serious drinks, for serious people. Case in point: