“Happiness is a dry martini and a good woman…or a bad woman.” ~George Burns
The martini is the definitive “welcome home” drink from a hard day’s work. While there’s a tireless debate about gin or vodka, shaken or stirred, wet or dry, I’m going to present one recipe here in order to stay true to the “simple” moniker. Here’s my favorite vodka martini.
- 2 oz Tito’s Handmade vodka
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- 1 or more olives to garnish
- as JB says, “shaken, not stirred”
To chill the cocktail glass, I prefer using ice water (see picture above) while I build the drink. This is faster and requires less planning than freezing the glass.