We have based our Demijohn Classic Dry Martini Cocktail on the original Dry Martini loved by the partying elite of the roaring 1920's. This drink famously re-invented itself in the Ian Fleming 1953 James Bond novel Casino Royale, where is earns the name Vesper Martini. The common theme with both forms of Dry Martini are that they are both large, strong, cold and well made with export strength spirits and use a very complex form of Dry Vermouth.
Luckily for us we have most of the ingredients we need to create our small miracle. Our Demijohnnie Gin at 50% abv has certainly the strength required, and our handmade Dry British Vermouth 18% with is 24 herbs including Wormwod, provide all the complex flavours one could ever need. A word of warning for those new to the wonderful World of the Martini. While being a fiendishly good drink, the Martini can also be a devilishly strong drink. Beware!
- 2 measure Demijohnnie Gin 50%
- 2 measures export strength Vodka 50%
- 1/2 measure Dry British Vermouth 18%
- Fresh lemon
Fill a martini glass with ice to cool the glass. Add your ingredients along with lots of ice to your cocktail shaker. Shake the mixture hard for around 10 to 15 seconds. Remove all ice from the martini glass and strain the drinks from the shaker into the glass.
Finally, twist a small amount peel from a fresh lemon over the glass and drop into the drink to give your Martini a zesty lemon twist. Garnish with a slice of lemon on the glass for effect.