Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Martini

Despite being a fan of the Bond films, I rarely drink vodka Martinis. I prefer the more traditional gin route. The Martinis I make at home are inspired by a recipe from Mr. Martini's excellent "Behind the Bar Show." Specifically...

2 oz. gin (I like good old-fashioned Beefeater)
0.5 oz dry vermouth (Noilly Prat, the original dry vermouth)
A splash of orange bitters
Shaken over ice, served in a chilled cocktail glass with a twist of lemon

The orange bitters really takes the Martini over the edge. It's not something I would have thought of, and I credit Mr. Martini with this valuable addition.

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