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CLASSIC MARTINI -- GIN Recipe

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Here's a bunch of martini drinkers -- Doug Ratchford, Sam Reidel, Skip Sutherland & Barry @ Barry's 80th birthday

 

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2 1/2 oz. gin (Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire)
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
3 olives or a lemon twist for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
STIRRED:

Pour the ingredients into a large mixing glass filled with ice cubes.

Stir for 30 seconds.

Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 olives on a cocktail pic or with the lemon twist.



or SHAKEN:

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker on top of ice.

Shake until frost develops on the outside of the shaker.

Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 olives on a cocktail pic or with a lemon twist.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:


THIS IS THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS COCKTAIL.
It was originally made with gin and some believe in order to be a "true" martini it must be gin. However, here are some variations.



ALTERNATES:

Vodka martini -- substitute the gin for a good quality of vodka (Gray Goose, Belvedere)

Bone Dry or Desert Martini -- No vermouth

Dirty Martini -- Add a small amount of olive brine from the jar of olives



Quality counts. The key to a great martini is to begin with great ingredients. There are only 2 ingredients in this cocktail and if one of them is inferior it will bring down the entire drink.















QUOTE:

"T'was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it."
-- W. C. Fields



QUOTE:

"Happiness is a dry martini and a good woman...or a bad woman."
-- George Burns

 

 

 

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