Cocktail of the Week – Gin Martini

Yes, I know I’ve done the martini before, but this is an exceptionally good variant.

It’s mostly down to the Old Tom gin, that I’ve finally managed to obtain after about two months of trying. (First mentioned here, back in May.)

The Old Tom is a sweeter, less acerbic gin, which I find marries very well with the herbal taste of the vermouth. The sweetness also means that the quantity of vermouth is reduced from my usual recipe.

I’ve also managed  to start making lots of ice in advance, which helps with the cocktail making process. (Martinis should always be served cold, and I was slightly embarrassed when I ran out of ice the last time I made one for a guest.)

Another reason for making another martini is that forgot to take a picture of my last one before I drank it…

Gin Martini

2 measures Old Tom gin

3/4 measure extra dry vermouth

Olive for garnish

Add the gin and vermouth to a cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is very cold to the touch. Pour and garnish with olive. 

The shaking makes the martini cloudy, which I find pleasing… 

 

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