Dry Martini 'Preferred'
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Dry Martini 'Preferred'
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Dry Martini 'Preferred' offers a sophisticated blend of elegance and simplicity, catering to those who appreciate the nuanced art of cocktail-making. This rendition of the classic Dry Martini combines ... more The Dry Martini 'Preferred' offers a sophisticated blend of elegance and simplicity, catering to those who appreciate the nuanced art of cocktail-making. This rendition of the classic Dry Martini combines dry gin and white vermouth in a precise ratio, enhanced by a dash of orange bitters for a subtle layer of complexity. Served in a chilled cocktail glass, it embodies the epitome of refinement. The cocktail's distinct character revolves around its dry profile, making it an ideal choice for enthusiasts seeking a timeless drink that delivers both purity and depth of flavor. Perfect for special occasions or as a distinguished choice for an evening aperitif, the Dry Martini 'Preferred' remains a celebrated choice among cocktail connoisseurs.
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Dry gin
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35.73% | 2.61 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Dry Martini 'Preferred' strikes an exquisite balance between dry gin and white vermouth, creating a crisp, yet robust backbone that classic Martini lovers will adore. The addition of orange bitters introduces a delicate, citrusy complexity, elevating this cocktail from simply traditional to distinctively sublime.

Method
How to make a Dry Martini 'Preferred'

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by stirring all the ingredients together with ice in a mixing glass, ensuring a consistent mix
Aim to stir for about 10-15 seconds to properly chill and dilute the mixture
Carefully strain the mixture into a pre-chilled glass to preserve its temperature and ensure a smooth texture
This process eliminates any unwanted ice chips or solid ingredients from the final drink
Lastly, take a moment to admire your handiwork before enjoying your expertly crafted cocktail

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the history behind the Dry Martini 'Preferred'?

The Dry Martini 'Preferred' is a variation of the classic Dry Martini, a cocktail that has origins dating back to the late 19th century. The 'Preferred' version likely refers to a specific balance of ingredients or a preferred method of preparation. The classic Dry Martini itself has a contested history with multiple claims to its invention, but it universally became synonymous with sophistication and elegance, particularly in the early 20th century.

FAQ

What makes the Dry Martini 'Preferred' different from a classic Dry Martini?

The difference lies in the specific proportions and possibly the choice of ingredients. A classic Dry Martini traditionally uses a higher ratio of gin to vermouth and may or may not include orange bitters. The 'Preferred' version, as noted, utilizes a specific measure of dry gin, white vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters, indicating a precise balance and flavor profile that distinguishes it from the classic preparation.

FAQ

How do I serve a Dry Martini 'Preferred' correctly?

To serve a Dry Martini 'Preferred' correctly, you should chill a cocktail glass beforehand. Then, combine the dry gin, white vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters in a mixing glass with ice. Stir the mixture gently to chill it without diluting it too much, as shaking might introduce air bubbles and cloud the drink. Strain the mixture into the chilled cocktail glass. The drink is served cold, without being shaken or stirred in the serving glass.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I make a Dry Martini 'Preferred' without orange bitters?

While you can make a Martini without orange bitters, doing so would deviate from the 'Preferred' recipe detailed here. Orange bitters add a subtle complexity and depth to the cocktail. If you do not have orange bitters, you can still enjoy a martini, but for an authentic 'Preferred' experience, it's recommended to include them.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of gin is best for a Dry Martini 'Preferred'?

The choice of gin can significantly affect the taste of your Dry Martini 'Preferred'. A high-quality dry gin, which is aromatic and not overly juniper-heavy, is ideal. Each brand will bring its unique botanicals and flavors to the cocktail, so experimenting with different dry gins can help you personalize the drink to your taste. However, traditional London dry gins are often preferred for their clean, crisp character that complements the vermouth and orange bitters well.

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