The Perfect Martini

Winston Churchill probably said: “You know it’s fall when you switch from G and Ts to Martinis”. Okay, he didn’t say that exactly, but he would have if it weren’t for his predilection toward whiskey. It’s gotten late in the day and I realized that I have never given you my martini. I wish you were here in person and then we could all enjoy them. You can bring the gin as I am currently out.

Makes 2 (Never drink alone, unless you happen to be alone)


  • 4 Jiggers Really Good Gin (That Hendricks stuff is really good but once in London a bartender refused to put olives in it for me)
  • The Impression of Dry Vermouth
  • 6 Olives (stuffed with anchovies, pimentos or plain)


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • 2 Toothpicks
  • 2 Martini Glasses
  1. Rinse martini glasses with water and place in the freezer.
  2. Fill the cocktail shaker half full with ice.
  3. Pour in gin.
  4. Add a cap full of vermouth at most.
  5. Shake. Bond knows nothing.
  6. Remove the glasses from the freezer and divide drink equally.
  7. Skewer three olives each with the toothpicks and gently slide them into the nectar.
  8. Do not drive.

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