Miller’s Martini
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Miller’s Martini
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.25 / 5
The Miller's Martini is a classic twist on the traditional martini, embracing the crisp and clean flavor profile martini enthusiasts adore. The cocktail harmoniously blends the botanical notes of gin ... more The Miller's Martini is a classic twist on the traditional martini, embracing the crisp and clean flavor profile martini enthusiasts adore. The cocktail harmoniously blends the botanical notes of gin with the slightly bitter and aromatic hints of orange bitters. White vermouth steps in with its subtle herbaceous and floral nuances, rounding out the drink and bringing a balanced complexity to the palate. Traditionally served in a chilled cocktail glass, the Miller's Martini is often garnished with a lemon twist and an olive, adding both a citrus zing and a briny depth to each sip. This cocktail is a refined choice for those seeking a sophisticated, dry martini with a touch of citrus character.
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Base ingredient
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Gin
Garnish
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Lemon, olive
Alcohol content
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36.57% | 2.56 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Miller’s Martini offers a refined evolution of the classic martini with its eloquent blend of gin, white vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters. The botanical essence of the gin marries beautifully with the subtle, herbaceous notes of the white vermouth, while the citrusy zing of the orange bitters adds a delightful complexity, making this cocktail a standout choice for those who appreciate a sophisticated, aromatic drink with a hint of bitter brightness.

Method
How to make a Miller’s Martini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a lemon twist and olive before serving

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the ideal serving temperature for a Miller’s Martini?

The ideal serving temperature for a Miller’s Martini is well chilled. It is best served cold, as its preparation suggests shaking with ice before straining into a cocktail glass. This ensures the cocktail remains refreshing and maintains its crisp flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white vermouth in a Miller’s Martini with another type of vermouth?

While the classic Miller’s Martini recipe calls for white vermouth, you may substitute it with another type of vermouth if you prefer a different flavor profile. Dry vermouth is a good alternative if you wish to maintain a similar lightness and dryness in the cocktail, whereas sweet or red vermouth will significantly alter the taste, making it sweeter and possibly more aromatic.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How important is the alcohol content in the quality of a Miller’s Martini?

The alcohol content of 36.57% in a Miller’s Martini plays a crucial role in its overall quality and experience. It ensures that the cocktail has a balanced strength, where the gin’s botanicals and the slight bitterness from the orange bitters and white vermouth can be appreciated fully. Altering the alcohol content too much might disrupt the balance, making the cocktail either too strong or too weak for the intended flavor profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Miller’s Martini?

Although the classic Miller’s Martini doesn’t specify a garnish, a twist of lemon peel or a few olives work well. The citrus from the lemon peel can enhance the botanical flavors of the gin and the bitter notes of the orange bitters, while olives add a savory contrast that complements the dryness of the vermouth.

FAQ

Is the Miller’s Martini suitable for beginners in cocktail mixing?

Yes, the Miller’s Martini is quite suitable for beginners in cocktail mixing. Its recipe involves a straightforward combination of just three ingredients and a simple shake and strain technique. It provides a good foundation for understanding how to balance flavors and the importance of technique in cocktail preparation.

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