Ginuary 25th: Perfect Martini.

No, I’m not going to tell you how to make the perfect combination. Everyone has their own perfect combination, and that’s absolutely fine. Experiment to find what YOUR perfect martini is, ok? Having said that, this is how to make a Perfect Martini, where “perfect” means equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.

Perfect Martini

  • 45ml gin (I used the Retiring)
  • 45ml dry vermouth (I used Maidenii)
  • 45ml sweet vermouth (I used Dolin)

Stir over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish as you like.

Ok, look. I don’t really know what what I’m doing. Today’s drink was inspired by Alamagoozlum’s tweet a couple of days ago, recommending equal thirds of all three drinks. That’s what was stuck in my head. I tried to search the web to confirm the recipe but YOU try searching “perfect cocktail”, ok!? You’ll primarily get a bunch of websites recommending their opinion of the perfect balance.

Of course, it was only after I made (and photographed) my drink that I drilled my search down a little further and found that “perfect” really only means an equal split of vermouths, not necessarily an equal amount of gin too! So I drank my original (and photographed) drink, enjoyed it very much, then made another with 10ml of each vermouth and around maybe 60ml of gin, I don’t know. Not an actual comparison post because I didn’t have them side by side but I… yes. The gin-forward version is also very delicious. They’re both delicious. I think I like the gin-forward one better but I can’t lock that in because I didn’t try them side by side and the first one was also very delicious.

Yes, I am a bit tiddly.