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Traditional Martini

The classic traditional Martini, James Bond style.

Ingredients
handful ice
10ml/½fl oz dry vermouth
65ml/2½fl oz gin
slice lemon peel or 1 green olive, to garnish

Method
Place the ice into a mixing glass, pour the vermouth over the ice and stir 6 times only, just to coat the ice with the vermouth. (This is just to take the edge off the alcohol and help make the drink rounded and smooth.)

Discard the vermouth, add the gin and stir 16-18 times - any more and it will dilute the drink, any less and the flavours won't have fully married together.

Pour into a Martini glass and garnish with either a lemon twist or an olive.


Less than 30 mins preparation time
No cooking required
Serves 1

PS
For exciting Martini alternatives use your choice of fruit liqueur instead of dry vermouth

Garnish with a slice of that particular fruit.

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