This cocktail is a classic, and although incredible simple in the number of ingredients, the flavours are much more complex. The trick to a great martini is how cold both it and the glass are. If you can, an iced glass is the way forward. Makes 2.
- Ice (quite a lot of it)
- 1 a shot of vermouth
- 4 shots of blood orange gin
- Twist of blood orange peel to garnish
Ensure all your glasses are chilled.
Fill your cocktail shaker up with ice and add in the vermouth – it’s meant to coat the ice and the bottom of the shaker.
Add in the gin. Put the top on and gently shake. You’re not looking for fizz, you’re looking to mix the gin and vermouth and let it flow over the ice to cool it down.
Let it sit for 20 seconds to cool. Pour into the glasses – minus the ice, no one needs that – and pop the garnish on top.
Serve and watch people smile with delighted satisfaction.