The Martini is the most sophisticated of cocktails. From Somerset Maugham, who believed a Martini should be stirred “so that the molecules lie sensuously on top of one another” to Ernest Hemingway who preferred his icy cold, the Martini has defined the cocktail set for a century.
The original Martini called for a sizeable measure of vermouth. However, through the decades, and largely because of the poor quality of available vermouth, the Martini became drier and drier. Today, people joke of not using any vermouth at all.
Now, we reintroduce the Martini in its original formulation, but using our own, bespoke vermouth from Sidewinder Spirits Company. The quality of the vermouth shines through in this formulation. Indeed, Sidewinder Vermouth takes the Martini to a whole new level. Enjoy, and drink responsibly.
- 3 oz Nolet’s Silver Gin
- 1 oz Sidewinder Dry Vermouth
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
- Lemon Peel
Pour the gin and vermouth into a cocktail shaker. Add ice, then stir gently until chilled. Strain into a coupe or martini glass, add the bitters, and garnish with a peel of lemon.