In times like these (you know, when we’re in the Upside Down), we turn to our wise old friend: gin. A gin martini is straight-up, big-kid cool. An undeniably sexy concoction. If you’re drinking alone, power to you. If you’re co-isolating, run a bubble bath, stir up a couple of these bad boys, throw on our Songs for Sex playlist and see where the night/day/morning takes you.
Recipe via the cocktail lords of Melbourne at The Everleigh.
60ml (2 FL OZ) GIN
30ml (1 FL OZ) DOLIN DRY VERMOUTH
2 DASHES ORANGE BITTERS
GARNISH WITH OLIVE, PICKLED ONION OR LEMON TWIST
Throw your ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive, pickled onion or lemon twist.
Two parts gin to 1 part vermouth makes it ‘wetter’. Now we’re talkin’. Want wetter? Try 50-50 (equal parts gin and vermout). Minx level: 1000.
Too wet? OK, no problem: opt for the 5:1 – that's 75ml (2½ fl oz) gin to 15ml (½ fl oz) dry vermouth.
So, how do you like it? Dusty, dirty or filthy? There is no wrong answer. For a dusty martini, add 7ml (¼ fl oz) of olive brine. For dirty, add 15ml (½ fl oz). And for full-throttle filth, crank it up to 22ml (¾ fl oz) of brine, you fiend.
Now drop in an olive. Or five. Take a sip. Congratulations, you are now a baller.
Full recipe found here.