The Perfect Martini

(from Jason!)


2oz Bombay Saphire gin, from freezer
½ oz dry vermouth
2 Olives
1 ice cubes
Tap water as required


1 Cocktail glass
1 Ice pick
1 cocktail shaker
1 cocktail stirrer
1 tiny plastics sword (for the olives)
1 Paper or cotton towel


1. Fill glass with ice and top off with water, leave until thoroughly chilled
2. Pour dry vermouth into shaker, coating all interior surfaces, and then pour out remaining from shaker
3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes and gin
4. Stir gently, taking care not to chip the ice
5. Remove ice water from cocktail glass and wipe dry
6. Pour gin and vermouth from shaker, again taking care to leave all ice behind
7. Place olives in glass

One thought on “The Perfect Martini

  • 1/3/2008 at 9:11 am

    This summer, my friend Tim bought me a bottle of Hendrick’s gin. Have you ever tried it? It is delicious.


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