Monday, November 28, 2011
Shaken Not Stirred
Classic Olive Martini
3 shots Vodka
Dry Vermouth … measurements can get tricky as this is really a taste thing. You can experiment, but Scott says he gives it somewhere between “Threaten” and a “Splash.” (Approximately ½ teaspoon at most for a 3 oz martini would be a good guideline.)
Pour liquids into shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. (The shaking is key here. It is important to “bruise” the liquor, basically meaning, it becomes well aerated.) Serve in chilled up glasses with olive(s) for garnish.
Remember, we use soup bowl glasses. If your up glasses are smaller, you might need to cut back on the measurements or use a sidecar for the extra.
To make a dirty martini, instead of putting olive juice in the drink itself, try putting a juicy olive in the shaker along with the ice and other ingredients.