Hi friends! Thank you for watching. Below is a summary and recipe for this weeks cocktail! Feel free to ask questions :)
3 things you need to know and/or decide when ordering or making your own martini:
- Gin or Vodka
- Up or on the rocks (Up is in a martini glass, shaken or stirred, no ice)
- Olives or Twist
Once you have made those three vital decisions, here is a recipe you can follow:
- 3 oz Gin or Vodka
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
Shake if you chose vodka, stir if you chose gin and strain into a martini glass (or over fresh ice in a rocks glass) If you would like a dirty martini, add a splash or more of olive brine. Garnish with olives or a twist!
- Another variation on a martini is a Gibson - instead of olives or a twist, your garnish will be cocktail onions (which I love) and a little bit of the pickling juice will be added, like you would with a dirty martini.
- A dry martini means that you want less vermouth. Nowadays most bartenders make martinis on the dryer side. A martini with no vermouth is not a martini. If you don't like vermouth, you want to order whichever your gin or vodka preference "up" - ie. "I'd like a titos up with olives."
The fun thing about martinis is that there are many variations of the same drink, and once you decide what you like, you will sound like a total pro!