We do love a martini, but when we started researching them for our November martini features, we found that there really is no ‘perfect’ way to create or serve them, it’s experimental and completely a matter of personal taste.
So, we came up with the idea of finding out what the experts think. We decided to speak to the teams at Scottish bars that have their own gin stills to pick their brains on what makes a ‘perfect’ martini.
There is no “perfect” martini as there are different variations which are all good depending on personal tastes. What does make a better martini however, is a focus on detail and perfection.Keep glasses completely chilled, keep gin in the freezer and work out exactly how much dilution a particular gin needs to create a well balanced drink.Playing around with different vermouths and gins creates completely different results, but keeping that result consistent requires extreme attention to detail.
– 70ml Porter’s Tropical Old Tom Gin– 10ml vermouth blend (Equal parts martini extra dry, Cocchi americano, Noilly Pratt)– Medium Stir – 20 seconds– garnished with a lemon twist.