Dry Martini (The gentler classic version)

By Dominic James

Well, it’s been another strange week for all of us. Surely, we deserve to wind down and relax this evening with a decent cocktail. Our recommendation? How about a classic Dry Martini which should be stirred gently to avoid ‘bruising’ the gin? As we know, James Bond prefers his Martini ‘shaken not stirred’ but we’ve all been shaken enough this week… so let’s stick to this gentler classic recipe.

  • 2 ½ oz gin
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 green olive or lemon twist for garnish
  • orange or Angostura bitters (optional) 

Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes and stir gently for 30 seconds.   Strain into a chilled Martini cocktail glass and add a dash of orange or Angostura bitters if desired.   Garnish with an olive or lemon twist.

Simple but delicious. Enjoy! - Dominic James - Venues Director