Even if you think yourself about it, but I already know how to make a martini, you might want to keep reading anyway. This martini recipe is proof that sometimes the simplest things are actually the hardest to master. Only three ingredients may be needed – gin, vermouth, and a lemon wedge – but fewer variables mean that each is very important to the end result. technology everything is here.
Speaking of which, we recommend stirring this martini 50 times in a quick circular motion (preferably with a Bar spoon) before straining it into your cup. Sounds specific, but we’re aiming for three things here: Cohesion of the ingredients; correct dilution; and a perfectly cool temperature – all of which results in an overall better, more nuanced taste profile and better consistency between batches. Why not shake it? Since we’re only mixing liquor-based ingredients (gin and vermouth), you don’t need the power of the shake to incorporate it in the way you would with other non-alcohol-based items (like citrus, egg whites, etc.) , and it gives you more control over temperature and dilution. But if it’s still your preference then by all means shake it off! Oh, and if olives are more your speed, Try this recipe instead.
publisher’s Note: This recipe was originally published on March 24, 2015.