Traditional Martini

Traditional Martini

This is not what most of you expect, but since it is New Year's Eve, why not start the evening with what I think is one of the most romantic drinks? (Or maybe I've just od'd on James Bond movies...giggle...) Traditional Martini 3 ounces dry gin 1 ounce dry vermouth 2-4 dashes orange bitters 2

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    This is not what most of you expect, but since it is New Year's Eve, why not start the evening with what I think is one of the most romantic drinks? (Or maybe I've just od'd on James Bond movies...giggle...)
    Traditional Martini
    3 ounces dry gin
    1 ounce dry vermouth
    2-4 dashes orange bitters
    2 strips of lemon peel
    Place gin, vermouth and bitters in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir for 20-30 seconds or until the outside of the glass or shaker is ice cold.
    Strain into two small chilled cocktail glasses. Twist a piece of lemon peel over each drink and drop in.
    Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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    Default Re: Traditional Martini

    I have never seen bitters in a martini recipe. I think it will make a real difference. Brilliant!

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    ...giggle...it works well (I used to tend bar in my college days at a place where they served more than shots and a beer -- yeah, I'm dating myself) if it's a martini with a twist. It's not so good with olives! LOL! I got the job because the person that I was supposed to interview with was in a meeting. Soooo, having an excellent memory, I went to the nearest bookstore, looked up the current edition of Mr. Boston and memorized the top 'cocktail' recipes. It worked! I got the job and made great money! Funny note -- the very first drink that I was requested to make was a Manhattan...I had no clue, but fortunately the bar had Mr. Boston and I sneaked a look as best as I could and made one...successfully! Back to the martini...since I went with the 'traditional' recipe...I was labeled as making the best martinis in town! LOL! That is, until I found out that bitters don't go well with olives! LOL! If they didn't specify, I made it with a twist!

 

 

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