Harry Denton Martini

Harry Denton Martini recipe

Harry Denton Martini Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 oz Gin

Harry Denton Martini Instructions

Harry Denton Martini

The Harry Denton Martini is a classic cocktail that is known for its strong and smooth taste. Named after the famous San Francisco bar owner, this martini is a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts.

To make a Harry Denton Martini, start by chilling a martini glass in the freezer or by filling it with ice and cold water. This step is important to ensure that your martini stays nice and cold.

Next, fill a mixing glass with ice and add your preferred amount of dry vermouth. Some like it extra dry with just a rinse of vermouth, while others prefer a little more. It's up to you to find your perfect balance.

Once the vermouth is added, it's time to add the main ingredient: gin. The Harry Denton Martini traditionally uses gin as its base spirit, providing a botanical and juniper-forward flavor. Pour in the desired amount of gin, usually around 2 to 3 ounces.

Now comes the fun part - stirring the martini. Using a long cocktail spoon, gently stir the mixture in the mixing glass for about 30 seconds. This helps to chill the cocktail and properly mix the ingredients without dilution.

Once your martini is well stirred and chilled, it's time to strain it into your chilled martini glass. Hold a strainer over the mixing glass and pour the cocktail into the glass, leaving the ice behind.

For those who like it neat, the Harry Denton Martini can be enjoyed as is. For a little extra flair, you can add a garnish of a lemon twist or an olive on a cocktail pick. The choice is yours!

So next time you're in the mood for a classic cocktail, give the Harry Denton Martini a try. Its smooth and strong flavor will surely leave you wanting more.

Best served in a Cocktail Glass.