Indispensable Martini

Indispensable Martini recipe

Indispensable Martini Ingredients

Indispensable Martini Instructions

The Indispensable Martini is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. It is a versatile drink that can be tailored to suit individual tastes. Whether you prefer it shaken or stirred, with a twist or an olive, this cocktail is sure to please.

To make an Indispensable Martini, start by chilling a martini glass in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. Once the glass is chilled, you can begin preparing the cocktail.

Fill a mixing glass with ice and add 2 parts gin. If you prefer vodka, you can substitute it for the gin. Then, add 1 part dry vermouth to the mixing glass. The amount of vermouth you use can vary depending on your personal preference. Some people prefer a drier martini with less vermouth, while others prefer a wetter martini with more vermouth.

Next, gently stir the ingredients in the mixing glass using a long cocktail spoon. Stirring the cocktail rather than shaking it will keep the drink smooth and silky, without diluting it too much. Stir for about 20-30 seconds, or until the ingredients are well combined and chilled.

Once the cocktail is properly stirred, strain it into the chilled martini glass. You can use a cocktail strainer or simply pour the contents of the mixing glass into the martini glass, leaving the ice behind.

Finally, garnish your Indispensable Martini with a twist of lemon or an olive, according to your preference. Twist a strip of lemon peel over the top of the cocktail to release its oils, then drop it into the glass. Alternatively, you can skewer an olive and place it on the rim of the glass.

The Indispensable Martini is a classic cocktail that is elegant and timeless. Its simplicity is part of what makes it so special. Whether you enjoy it as a pre-dinner aperitif or a nightcap, this cocktail is sure to impress.

Best served in a Cocktail Glass.