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Dry Martini

The Martini

Entry Date: March 2010

About the Drink

Martini (cocktail) entry in Wikipedia


Preferred Formulations

Gary Regan, ICE Master Judge
"Recipe derived from David Wondrich’s findings in his wonderful book, Imbibe.

45 ml (1.5 oz) Beefeater or Tanqueray gin
45 ml (1.5 oz) Noilly Prat dry vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
1 orange or lemon twist, as garnish

Stir over ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnish.

This is my favorite Martini simply because I stole the recipe from Wondrich.
This is probably as close as I'll ever get to having him buy a drink for me.
He didn't make a suggestion as to which orange bitters to use, but I like
that brand that has a lot of cardamom in it. Can't quite remember the brand
name . . ."[that would be Regan's Orange Bitters No. 6]

Dale DeGroff, ICE Master Judge
"The Valencia Martini

.5 oz. fino sherry (La Ina or Tio Pepe are the most common)
2.5 oz. Beefeater Gin
1 orange zest cut for flaming

Fill a mixing glass with ice. Coat the inside of a chilled martini glass with fino sherry and toss the excess into the mixing glass.  Chill the gin and strain into the seasoned glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel."

Ryan Magarian, ICE Master Judge
“2 oz. Plymouth Dry Gin
1/2 oz. Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
1 dash Regan's No.6 Orange Bitters
Garnish: Wide Lemon Disc

While the classic dry gin martini will only achieve authentic result with a classic juniper forward spirit, you can, also, use any variety of New Western Dry Gins (Aviation, Hendricks, G'Vine, Martin Millers) to delicious result, with the final flavor profile likely revealing itself to be something far from expected.”

Jamie Boudreau, ICE Master Judge
"2 parts Plymouth - Navy strength
1 part Dolin dry
2 dashes Hermes orange bitters
Lemon twist garnish"

LeNell Smothers, ICE Master Judge
"1 Part Plymouth Navy
1 Part Noilly Ambre vermouth
Several dashes of Angostura or Regans' (or both) orange bitters.

Stirred 100 times and served up with olives on the side. Or perhaps on the rocks with a big slice of lemon peel."