Ingredients needed to make a "Old Fashioned" Gin Martini
5 Parts Gin (chilled in refrigerator)
1 Part Dry Vermouth (chilled in refrigerator)
1 Lemon rind sliced thin (try to avoid too much of the white part)
1 Large, clear, fresh ice cube
"Old Fashioned" Gin Martini Cocktail Recipe Directions
In a Martini glass with a large ice cube, pour over the ice the vermouth, gin, stir approximately 21 times, twist your lemon rind over the cocktail, rub the entire rim of the glass with that lemon rind and drop into the cocktail. Remove the ice cube after several minutes, or leave in if its especially hot (or cold). A little bit of water is fine, not too much, but the key is to keep it ice cold - don't worry, room temperature will warm it up in no time for you to taste the botanicals in gin.
A Martini is not a Martini if there is no gin. I love the "Martini" concept of Appletinis, Melontinis, Cosmos, etc etc, but if you order a "Martini" it is NOT a Martini if its made with anything other than Gin, and yes, that includes you too my favorite spirit, Vodka.
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The picture spotlights your point. A martini in my book, was ALWAYS made with gin. A martini made with vodka is just a cocktail in a martini glass. Not all tissue is Kleenex.
I concur. The new focus on the old classics is refreshing. Give me a well made Martini any day.
I completely agree with you about what a Martini is. However, it has transcended the drink and become its own category of drink, "martini". It's sad but it's also following in the footsteps of the Cocktail.