Congratulations! It’s Friday! You have made it through yet another long week. In doing so, that means you deserve to treat yourself to a drink. What better than a classic beverage such as the dry martini? This drink is not just for older gents, as it usually implies. The dry martini is in fact, when made well (we presume we made this well…) is a pretty darn good drink and perfectly strong. While gin is often not many folks’ first choice of alcohol, with a quality gin, the dry martini is a stellar choice for feeling like a grown-up. Will broke down and bought bitters, which is why we had the opportunity to finally try the martini. And much to our surprise, this recipe was a success! So if you’ve never tried to make your own or been to shy to order one when out and about, then this is your chance! Get yourself a good gin and go to town!
Notes: We didn’t use a specific London gin, which it called for – we used Arkansas gin!
Dry Martini (from The Kitchn; serves 2)
2 1/4 oz. dry gin
3/4 oz. dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
Combine the gin, vermouth and bitters in a cocktail mixer. Fill the glass with ice cubes and stir for 30 seconds. Strain the contents into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with a lemon peel and enjoy!
Recipe: The Kitchn: Dry Martini