There is something about a chilled martini glass filled with a powerful, clear liquid and topped off with a savoury garnish that just shrieks glamour.
Many people do believe that the martini is a simple cocktail to make. But, it is hard to prepare a truly great martini.
To help, there is this ultimate martini recipe, courtesy of AskMen that can guide you to order this classic cocktail.
Point to note a true martini contains only four ingredients: gin , vermouth, ice for dilution, and a garnish. If these essential building blocks are not there, no doubt it will not be a good martini.
How to make order of a Martini
Shaken or stirred?
For “Shaken” the gin is placed in a cocktail shaker and shaken with ice before being strained in your glass. This helps to make a colder version.
“Stirred” the gin will be placed in a cocktail shaker with ice and stirred for about 30 seconds before being strained into the glass. a smoother version, less ice shards is made.
Wet or dry?
This is the amount of vermouth you would like in your martini. Some like theirs “dry,” and a little bit of vermouth. “Wet,” comes with more vermouth.
Twist or Olive?
This is always the final ingredient that adds an extra profile to the flavour of the martini. A twist of stripped lemon peel twisted over the drink to release its essential oils. The oils collect on the surface of the drink and give a citrus taste to each sip.
An olive gives a more flavourful note, particularly if you add a little of the olive brine to make the drink “dirty.”The Ultimate Martini Recipe
120 ml gin
30 ml Noilly Prat vermouth
1 lemon (or olive)
Chill all the ingredients this includes the glass plus the lemon) for at least 30 mins before making the drink.
Place six ice cubes in a cocktail shaker ,pour the liquids over them. Stir in one direction for like 30 secs.
Strain into the chilled glass. I use a tea strainer to remove all rubble of ice, making a very clear drink.