The London Dry Martini is a classic cocktail that epitomizes simplicity and elegance. Made with London Dry Gin and a hint of dry vermouth, this drink is all about precision and balance. Whether garnished with a lemon twist or an olive, it's a timeless choice that speaks to the art of cocktail making.
60 ml London Dry Gin
10 ml Dry Vermouth
Lemon Twist or Olive for garnish
1 Chilled Martini Glass
Mixing Glass & Strainer
- Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.
- Pour 60 ml of London Dry Gin over the ice.
- Add 10 ml of Dry Vermouth to the mixing glass.
- Stir the mixture gently for about 30 seconds to chill the gin and vermouth without diluting them too much.
- Strain the mixture into the chilled martini glass, leaving the ice behind.
- Garnish with a lemon twist or an olive. To add the lemon twist, twist a strip of lemon peel over the glass to release its oils before dropping it into the drink or placing it on the rim. Alternatively, place an olive in the glass for a classic garnish.
Your London Dry Martini is ready, embodying the essence of a classic cocktail with its clear, crisp flavor. The blend of gin and vermouth, stirred to just the right temperature and consistency, offers a smooth and refined experience. The final touch of either a lemon twist or an olive provides not just a garnish but a complement to this iconic drink's understated sophistication.