Martinis have gotten muddled lately. Either too much gin or inappropriate flavorings. This is a proper classic gin martini with just a subtle dash of orange bitters.
- 2 ounce gin (tanqueray, bombay sapphire, beefeater or plymouth)
- ½ ounce dry vermouth (noilly prat)
- olives to taste
- lemon twist (optional)
- 1 dash orange-bitters
Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with a lemon twist.
Fill a mixing glass 3/4 full of cracked ice. Add the gin, vermouth and bitters. Stir for at least 20 seconds. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with olives speared on a cocktail pick. Drop in the lemon twist if you like also.