“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.
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I personally prefer a lemon twist to garnish rather than an olive but this is a great simple recipe. Check out this in depth video tutorial if you’re a martini lover! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbRfGTeBxYE
As much as I appreciate a Martini, I have to admit I’ve never gone with the lemon twist. I’ve gotta try it Barb!