Friday, October 14, 2011

A Dry Gin Martini

Please forgive the silence on the blog this week.  I try my best to always have something on the blog, but there are times when I simply am not in the kitchen.  Every attempt is made to have a back log of photos and recipes on hand, but sometimes I run out.  Recently I was sick with a horrible cold for the better part of two weeks and frankly I did little cooking.  So this left a gap and it once I was better I was forced to make up for that lag.  Luckily I love to cook and the weather has grown cool enough to make bread baking tolerable. 

The recipe below is for a classic gin martini.  This adult beverage is not the faint of heart and is perfect for any temperature weather.  It should be served immediately and it is best if you make as many James Bond references as possible while drinking it.  Might I suggest you keep your James Bond references to Sean Connery and if you must stray from Mr. Connery do not stray beyond Roger Moore.  I am quite certain that references to Timothy Dalton or Daniel Craig will make you choke on your olive. 

2 ounces gin
just a smidgen of vermouth
chilled martini glass
ice for the shaker
olives to garnish
  1. Pour just a smidgen of vermouth into the prepared martini glass, swirl it around and toss it out.  Pour the gin into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until the gin is very, very cold.  Pour the gin into the prepared glass.  Garnish with olives.

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