Vodka Martini Recipe
"The Martini has a confused history that can be put down squarely to the fact that bartenders make lousy historians. A classic, synonymous with hotel bars, espionage, and heads of state, the perfect Martini is as fleeting and ephemeral as catching rainwater in a colander.
Remember three things and you'll be golden: dilution, temperature and texture. For me, a Martini should be stirred until bitingly cold and under dilute so there's still a hum of unadulterated alcohol and, most of all, it should sit like double cream. No shaking is needed. Ever."
- Jake O'Brien Murphy, Drinks Distilled Spirits Guide
What you need
- Belvedere Pure
- Dry vermouth
- Lemon zest
- Mixing glass and strainer
- Bar spoon and jigger
- Martini glass or Coupe glass
- Add 50ml Belvedere Pure and 10ml dry vermouth to a mixing glass and stir for 20 seconds with ice.
- Strain into a chilled Martini or Coupe glass.
- Peel a lemon for zest and express the oils over the drink.
- Discard the lemon (if you put the zest into the drink, it will ruin the balance of flavours).