Martini Perfect
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Martini Perfect
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Rating

4.9 / 5
The Martini Perfect is a classic cocktail known for its refined and sophisticated flavors. It is a variation of the traditional Martini, made with dry gin, white vermouth, red vermouth, ... more The Martini Perfect is a classic cocktail known for its refined and sophisticated flavors. It is a variation of the traditional Martini, made with dry gin, white vermouth, red vermouth, and a dash of Angostura Bitters. Created in the early 20th century, the Martini Perfect was originally made with equal parts gin and vermouth, but has since evolved to include more gin and a touch of bitters for added depth. The dry gin provides a crisp and juniper-forward base, while the vermouths bring a subtle sweetness and herbal notes. The addition of Angostura Bitters adds complexity and a hint of spice to the smooth and balanced drink. Perfect for sipping before a fancy dinner or for a special occasion, the Martini Perfect is a true classic that has stood the test of time.
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Dry gin
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Orange
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27.87% | 2.54 units *

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Ingredients

oz
ml
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45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Martini Perfect strikes a delightful balance as a stirred, not shaken, blend of crisp gin and both sweet and dry vermouth, subtly heightened by a dash of Angostura bitters. This cocktail is elegantly balanced, providing a smooth and refined experience perfect for those who enjoy the nuance of a classic Martini with a twist.

Method
How to make a Martini Perfect

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes
Stir well
Strain in chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Martini Perfect stirred and not shaken?

Stirring the Martini Perfect, rather than shaking, is the preferred method to preserve the clarity and delicate flavors of the gin and vermouth. Shaking can introduce air bubbles and ice chips, leading to a slightly cloudier appearance and a different texture. The technique of stirring ensures a smoother, more refined cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the difference between white and red vermouth?

White vermouth, also known as dry vermouth, is a fortified wine flavored with various botanicals, offering a dry, aromatic, and slightly bitter taste. Red vermouth, or sweet vermouth, is also a fortified wine but is sweeter and darker in color, with a richer, more robust flavor profile. In the Martini Perfect, the balance of white and red vermouth provides a harmonious blend of sweetness and dryness.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Martini Perfect?

For a Martini Perfect, garnishing with a lemon twist or an olive can add a nice visual appeal and a hint of additional flavor. The lemon twist contributes a subtle freshness and citrus aroma, complementing the botanicals of the gin and vermouth, while an olive can offer a savory contrast to the drink's complexity.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What types of occasions are best suited for serving a Martini Perfect?

The Martini Perfect is versatile and elegant, making it well-suited for a range of occasions. It's perfect for sophisticated gatherings, dinner parties, or as a classy cocktail hour choice. Its balanced profile also makes it an excellent choice for a quiet evening at home or as a pre-dinner aperitif.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize a Martini Perfect to suit my taste preferences?

To customize a Martini Perfect, consider adjusting the ratio of dry gin to vermouths based on your preference for sweetness or dryness. You could also experiment with different types of gin or vermouth for varied flavor profiles. Adding a different garnish, like a pickled onion or a caperberry, can introduce new flavors and textures to the cocktail.

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