H. L. Mencken called it “the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet” and E.B. White referred to it as “the elixir of quietude”. It was also 007’s drink, although it was asked “shaken, not stirred“. I am talking about the famous and known to everyone, “Dry Martini”. It has many variations and versions, as it is sometimes made with vodka instead of gin, or olive juice is added and it’s called “dirty“.
Nevertheless, let’s check the original recipe for the Dry Martini cocktail…
- 60 ml / 2 parts Gin
- 20 ml / 0.75 parts dry vermouth
- 1 olive or a twist of lemon zest (for the garnish)
Stir the gin and the vermouth with ice in a mixing glass. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and serve with the lemon zest or the olive.
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