There are many stories revolving the origin of the World’s most famous cocktail. However, a popular suggests that it was invented by Italian bartender, Martini di Arma di Taggia. The mixing was said to have taken place at the Knickerbocker Hotel, NY around 1910, and the recipient none other than John D. Rockefller.
|Tanqueray London Dry Gin||45 ml|
|Dry Vermouth||10 ml|
- Measure both Gin and Vermouth in jigger and pour cocktail ingredients into mixing glass with ice
- Stir with bar spoon
- Pour through a cocktail strainer and serve ‘straight up’ into a chilled cocktail glass
- Garnish with olive or lemon twist
If you are making a shaken martini, use cocktail strainer twice to ensure clarity of appearance and to prevent ice chips from affecting the texture on the mouth.
Less vermouth = drier cocktail