Dry Martini Sopping Wet
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Dry Martini Sopping Wet
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
The Dry Martini Sopping Wet is an elegant twist on the classic Dry Martini, blending the crisp, dry essence of traditional gin with the smooth, mellow hint of white vermouth. ... more The Dry Martini Sopping Wet is an elegant twist on the classic Dry Martini, blending the crisp, dry essence of traditional gin with the smooth, mellow hint of white vermouth. Enhanced by the subtle spiciness of orange bitters, this cocktail offers a refreshing yet complex flavor profile. Served in a sleek cocktail glass, this variant stands out for its perfect balancing act between dryness and a nuanced, wet vermouth character, making it a sophisticated choice for those who appreciate a well-crafted drink with a timeless appeal. Ideal for aficionados looking to explore the depths of martini variations, the Dry Martini Sopping Wet is a testament to the art of fine cocktail mixing.
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Base ingredient
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Dry gin
Alcohol content
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32% | 2.88 units *
Details
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Dry Martini Sopping Wet redefines the limits of its classic cousin with a playful balance of flavors. The bold inclusion of white vermouth softens the sharp edges of the dry gin while the orange bitters add a delightful zing, enhancing the overall sophistication of this well-mixed drink. This cocktail is a standout choice for those who enjoy subtle complexities without overpowering their palate.

Method
How to make a Dry Martini Sopping Wet

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining all the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice
Gently stir everything together for about 10-15 seconds until well mixed
Once stirred, strain the mixture to remove the ice, pouring it into a glass that has been chilled in advance
This process ensures your cocktail is perfectly cold and smooth without any ice chunks
Enjoy your freshly prepared cocktail right away to savor its flavors at their best

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What makes a Dry Martini 'Sopping Wet' different from a traditional Dry Martini?

A Dry Martini 'Sopping Wet' differs from a traditional Dry Martini primarily in the ratio of gin to vermouth. While a traditional Dry Martini typically features a higher ratio of gin to vermouth, making it 'dryer', the 'Sopping Wet' version includes a more generous amount of vermouth, in this case, white vermouth, making the drink 'wetter' and slightly sweeter.

FAQ

Why is the Dry Martini Sopping Wet served cold but not shaken or stirred?

Serving the Dry Martini Sopping Wet cold enhances its flavor and texture, making it more refreshing. The method of not shaking or stirring is a preference that avoids dilution from ice, preserving the strong and distinct flavors of the gin and vermouth. It’s a technique intended to maintain the drink's potency and texture.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white vermouth in a Dry Martini Sopping Wet with another type of vermouth?

Yes, you can substitute the white vermouth with another type of vermouth, such as dry or red vermouth, depending on your flavor preference. Keep in mind that this will alter the taste profile of the cocktail. Dry vermouth will keep the drink more traditional, while red vermouth would make it sweeter and slightly more aromatic.

FAQ

What is the ideal glass for serving a Dry Martini Sopping Wet, and why?

The ideal glass for serving a Dry Martini Sopping Wet is a cocktail glass, traditionally known as a martini glass. Its wide-brimmed shape allows the aroma of the drink to be fully appreciated, while its stemmed design keeps the cocktail cold by minimizing the amount of heat transferred from the hand.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Dry Martini Sopping Wet compare to that of other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 32%, a Dry Martini Sopping Wet sits on the higher end of the spectrum compared to other classic cocktails. Most classic cocktails have alcohol content ranging from 20-30%. The higher alcohol content reflects its base of primarily spirits (gin and vermouth) without the dilution from shaking or stirring with ice.

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