How To Make It
Place the cocktail glass and stirring glass in the freezer three hours beforehand to chill. Martini recipes are very personal – the amount of vermouth used is open to debate – but a standard 5:1 formula is generally accepted as the best. However this is a wet recipe, calling for an increase in vermouth which takes some of the strength away and is best enjoyed in the early evening.
- 60ml vodka
- 30ml dry vermouth
- cubed ice
- lemon twist or olives
- chilled martini glass
- mixing glass
- shot measure
- hawthorne strainer
- bar spoon
- Pour the vodka and vermouth into the chilled stirring glass.
- Fill the stirring glass half with ice.
- Stir the liquid for at least 3 minutes. This doesn’t have to be constant stirring but the liquid needs enough time with the ice to reduce the temperature.
- Strain into the chilled Martini glass.
- Garnish with a lemon twist or olives.
Did you know?The Vodka Martini was originally called the Kangaroo Cocktail – it became popular after World War II, when vodka became readily available in America and drinkers switched it in for other spirits in lots of different drinks.
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