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THE DRY MARTINI

drymartini

“The only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.”
H.L. Mencken

The king of cocktail-dom, the dry martini is the perfect classic drink with a cheerful dose of boozy. So how does one make the ‘perfect martini’? Stick with tradition – never use vodka and serve it stirred, not shaken.

INGREDIENTS

50 ml of conker gin
15 ml of dry vermouth
2 dashes of orange bitters

METHOD

Combine the gin, vermouth, and orange bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice.
Stir well for about 20 seconds, then strain into a chilled coupette glass.
Garnish with lemon twist.

TIP

Spritzing the lemon peel over the glass releases the essential oils of the lemon and give the drink extra flavour and aroma.

Recipe by Sophia Urwin, bartender at The Larder House

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