The Perfect Martini
We like our dry martini chilled and powerful, with a good kick from the gin tempered by the vermouth.
Four 25 ml measures of good gin
One 25 ml measure of dry vermouth
strip of peel from an un-waxed lemon or skewered olives
Pre-chill your shaker, glass, gin, and vermouth.
When cold, add ice to the shaker and measure in the required amounts of gin and vermouth. Shake or stir as required.
Strain into your chilled glass and twist the lemon peel until it leaves a spritz of lemon oil on the surface of the cocktail or use an olive instead of a twist.
Serve, holding by the stem.
Chilling all of your components is critical. The ice will take the cocktail to a super chill which won't be tempered by warm glasses. Love me an almost icy martini!