Classic Dry Martini
Sometimes you need to revert to the classics when it comes to cocktails. And nothing beats the Classic Dry Martini.
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How to make a dry Martini?
Contrary to the direction of the most famous British spy, the Classic Martini is meant to be stirred, not shaken. The cocktail should be crystal clear and cold, meaning no bubbles, froth, or ice pieces. A good rule of thumb is to stir for about 15-20 seconds to achieve a good mixing balance. Get a clean martini glass, chill it and strain the drink into it. Top off the glass with a twist of lemon peel or olives(Whichever you prefer), and your Dry Martini is done.
Making a Dry Martini is simple, even though the ingredients list seems long. For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Dry vermouth
- Olive or Lemon Peel for Garnish
Normally you can always swap out ingredients in a cocktail, but in this case, not really. Since there are only 2 ingredients, it is quite necessary to have them both. But feel free to dry different brands of Gin as each will have its own distinct flavor.
Not a whole lot of bar equipment is needed for this drink. Just have a good quality cocktail shaker and strainer handy and a clean chilled Martini glass.
To make a Dry Martini, put the ice and Dry Vermouth in the cocktail shaker. Add your favorite gin and stir slowly with a cocktail spoon. You want to stir just fast enough to mix well the Vermouth and Gin but not fast enough to cause air bubbles or break off any of the ice.
- 1 cup ice
- 2 1/2 ounces dry gin
- 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
- 1 Dash Bitters
- Green olive for garnish
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
- Add all the ingredients into the shaker
- Stir until well mixed and cold
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with a Green Olive
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As always, drink responsibly.