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
- Rinse martini glasses with water and place in the freezer.
- Fill the cocktail shaker half full with ice.
- Pour in gin.
- Add a cap full of vermouth at most.
- Shake. Bond knows nothing.
- Remove the glasses from the freezer and divide drink equally.
- Skewer three olives each with the toothpicks and gently slide them into the nectar.
- Do not drive.