Friday, November 27, 2009

The classic Martini is one of the drinks that every bartender should know. There are many ways to make a Martini: gin or vodka, little or no vermouth, stirred or shaken and an olive or lemon twist garnish. One drink, so many options.
Many other drinks are referred to as a Martini. Although this recipe is the original, we must go along with society in some respects and here are more of those Martini recipes.

View Video: The Modern Martini

•2 1/2 oz gin
•1/2 oz dry vermouth
•1 green olive or lemon twist for garnish
•orange or Angostura bitters (optional)
1.Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
2.Stir for 30 seconds.
3.Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
4.Add a dash of orange or Angostura bitters if desired
5.Garnish with the olive or lemon twist.
There are many variations on the classic martini that are a personal preference:

•Dry Martini- Traditionally uses more dry vermouth, however recent trends define a Dry Martini as using little or no vermouth.
•Bone Dry or Desert Martini- No vermouth.

Drink responsibly !

Cheers !

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing quite like a martini. If I didn't have to go into work, I'll definitely love to make me a few. Cheers!