Thursday, March 30, 2023

Paul's Martini Recipe

In our opinion, there are very few places that make a great martini and, fortunately, that includes our house and Bartender Paul.  The keys that make ours great are the gin (Bombay Sapphire), the ratio (4 parts gin, 1 part dry vermouth), and the mixing.  After I place the combination in a shaker half-filled with ice, I gently rock it back and forth for 10-15 seconds and let it sit for a few minutes, which results in the crystal-clear cold drink you see below.  Bartenders tend to shake the geebers out of it to get it cold faster, but the result is usually a cloudy drink which is not nearly as appealing.  Two large ice cubes, which melt slower, and a few martini olives complete my masterpiece.

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