Many think that the classic martini is vodka based, but in true fact, gin was the original spirit that made the cocktail famous! So Bombay Sapphire is here to steal back Martini from its rival, vodka. With World Martini Day just around the corner, Bombay Sapphire have put together some useful tips to enjoy the classic tipple.
There are a number of things people do wrong when buying, ordering, and drinking a Classic Martini. Senior Brand Ambassador for Bombay Sapphire, Sam Carter, is here to debunk the common misconceptions around the cocktail. With 23 years of experience in the drinks industry, Sam has perfected the Classic Martini.
Know your garnishes:
Go for the classic olive or a twist of lemon, these two flavours pull on two of the botanicals in the gin and are timeless garnishes
Wet or Dry?
Know the language when ordering or making a Martini, the drier the Martini, the more vermouth is in the cocktail
Shaken or Stirred?
Despite the famous James Bond preferring his Martini shaken, the cocktail is traditionally stirred. Sam says that stirring the ingredients will not disrupt the gin, leaving it in its purist form.
RECIPE (Image above)
2 parts Bombay Sapphire® Gin
3/4 part Martini & Rossi® Dry Vermouth
Chill coupe or Martini glass in the freezer or with 4 ice cubes and a splash of club soda.
Build the contents of the cocktail in a mixing glass with ice.
Stir well for 45 seconds and serve into the chilled coupe or Martini glass.
Garnish with lemon twist.