Perfect Martini

Shaken , Not Stirred

Perfect Martini

Shaken , Not Stirred

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By Lekshmi Radhakrishna..

Published On: 09 Mar 2006

Rating: 5
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5 Minutes
Served : 1
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Ingredients

  • Freezing "Bombay Sapphire" gin -
    2 1/2 ounce
    Cold "Noilly Prat" dry Vermouth - A splash
    Green olives - 2 nos
    Shaker
    Large Martini Glass - 1 no
    Olive Spear
    Ice - As reqd

Directions

Step 1

Chill a Martini glass in the freezer for about 10 mins.

Step 2

:- Martinis are best served at the lowest possible temperature.

Step 3

Fill a martini shaker about 3/4 full of cracked, clean ice.

Step 4

Pour your gin into the shaker and let stand for 60 seconds.

Step 5

Shake, shake, shake, about fifteen, vigorous, diagonal shakes should suffice.

Step 6

Put the shaker down and allow it to rest for another 60 seconds.

Step 7

Get a well chilled martini glass from the freezer.

Step 8

Pour a small amount of Vermouth into the glass and swirl the vermouth in the glass so that the sides of the glass are coated.

Step 9

:- Discard the remaining Vermouth.

Step 10

Spear an olive or two and place it in the glass.

Step 11

Strain the gin into the glass.

Step 12

:- Serve.

Step 13

Variations:-
:- Vodka Martini - Replace gin with vodka.
:- Dirty Martini - Add 1/2 oz of olive juice into the shaker along with the gin/vodka. Add more olive juice if you like extra dirty martinis.
:- Replace olives with a lemon twist or a pickled onion.

Step 14

Tips:-
:- Keep gin/vodka in the freezer.
:- A cheap, lower quality ingredient will leave you disappointed. Good liquor, crisp olives, quality mixers will put a smile on your face.
:- Keep your vermouth in the fridge so that you don`t warm your glass when you swirl with it.
:-You can use different kinds of stuffed green olives to suit your mood, like pimento, jalapeno, garlic, lemon twist, mushroom, bleu cheese, sun dried tomato, turkish pepper etc
:-Feel free to use your favorite gin and vermouth... after all your perception is your reality!

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Pooja

It is certainly the perfect martini!!!!

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ravi

The martini was awesome, but I like pickled onions better than olives. Great recipe, yet to try out the different variations.. looking forward it.

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