Martini cocktails. Ever wanted to feel like 007 ? sipping these martini´s might get you there or atleast make you feel like it.
Shaken NOT stirred ? even tho 007 is a classy and sophisticated caracter, shaking a Martini is usually a wrong way to do it, if you ask me. The right way to make Martini cocktails is almost always to stir them, but that said, if you got class like 007, it can always be argued.
If you’re sipping one of these fantastic martini styled cocktails, provided below, I hope you get the feeling of being as classy as 007 is. If not – then I’m very confident that, you’ll like the delicious martini cocktails that I made.
These Martini cocktails also shows you, different expressions and how versatile a Martini cocktail can be, while still falling under the category of a Martini.
Dry, wet, shaken or stirred ? Vodka or Gin ? Lemon or Olive ? There are so many ways to make a martini, and the same amount of personal opinions on what’s right or wrong. Here is my preferences:
Generally I prefer a wet styled gin martini, with expressed lemon peel or fresh peel / deydrated wheel on the side or as garnish, so I can choose if I want to add it or not.
That being said, you should always do what feels right for you, and make your martini how YOU think it’s best for the flavour profile you desire. For that reason I’ve made a handful of different martinis (see recipes below) – or at least recipes I categorise as a martini cocktail, to prove that a martini can take you in very different directions.
I hope this post inspires you to experiment with the martini template, and helps you find the perfect martini, that you always dreamt about.
Cheers & happy stirring!
60 ml Gin 30 ml Iovem liquor Dash riesling quince bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Lemon peel and a cocktail pick
70 ml Gin 30 ml Dry vermouth Dash red wineyard peach hop bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and a cocktail pick
30 ml Gin 30 ml Red vermouth 15 ml Aquavit 15 ml Benedictine D.O.M Dash abbotts bitters and orange / mandarin bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Orange dust and a cocktail pick