Dry Martini Montgomery's
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Dry Martini Montgomery's
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Rating

4.8 / 5
The Dry Martini Montgomery's is a refined variant of the classic Dry Martini, known for its elegant blend of dry gin, a dash of orange bitters, and a hint of ... more The Dry Martini Montgomery's is a refined variant of the classic Dry Martini, known for its elegant blend of dry gin, a dash of orange bitters, and a hint of white vermouth, presenting a sophisticated flavor profile. Served in a cocktail glass, this cocktail elevates the traditional martini experience with its delicate balance, offering a crisp, aromatic taste with a citrusy undertone that aficionados of classic cocktails will appreciate. Perfect for those seeking a cocktail with a storied history and a nuanced taste, the Dry Martini Montgomery's stands as a testament to the timeless art of mixology. Ideal for sophisticated evenings or as a refined pre-dinner aperitif, this cocktail continues to captivate connoisseurs with its understated complexity and elegance.
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Dry gin
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38.15% | 2.48 units *
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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 Montgomery's adds a subtle twist to the classic with a mere whisper of white vermouth and a dash of orange bitters, enhancing the botanical richness of the dry gin without overwhelming it. This concoction is a nod to tradition with a citrus-kissed flair, delivering a crisp, nuanced sip that elegantly dances on the palate, perfect for those who appreciate a refined, less-is-more approach to their cocktails.

Method
How to make a Dry Martini Montgomery's

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Start off by adding all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
Shake the mixture vigorously for about 10-15 seconds or until the shaker feels frosty on the outside
Then, use a fine strainer to pour the cocktail into a glass that has been pre-chilled in the freezer or refrigerator to keep your drink extra cold

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FAQ's

FAQ

Why is it called Dry Martini Montgomery's?

The Dry Martini Montgomery's is likely named after Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, a British Army officer known for his meticulous planning and attention to detail. Montgomery famously preferred his martinis to be very dry, with a high gin-to-vermouth ratio, reputedly in the same proportion as his preferred odds before going into battle, which was 15 to 1 in favor of gin. The name reflects this preference for a much drier version of the classic martini.

FAQ

How does the dash of orange bitters affect the taste of Dry Martini Montgomery's?

The dash of orange bitters in the Dry Martini Montgomery's adds a subtle layer of complexity to the cocktail. Orange bitters contribute a slight citrusy bitterness that complements the dry gin and white vermouth, enhancing the overall flavor profile without overpowering the drink. It gives the cocktail a nuanced taste that aficionados appreciate, balancing the botanicals in the gin and the herbal notes of the vermouth.

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Is there a specific reason to serve the Dry Martini Montgomery's in a cocktail glass?

Serving the Dry Martini Montgomery's in a cocktail glass is not only a matter of tradition but also function. The wide brim of the cocktail glass allows the subtle aromas of the drink to reach the nose, enhancing the tasting experience. Additionally, the stem of the glass helps to keep the cocktail at the correct temperature by minimizing the transfer of heat from the hand holding the glass. The presentation in a cocktail glass also adds an element of elegance, reflecting the sophistication associated with martinis.

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Why is the Dry Martini Montgomery's not shaken or stirred?

The Dry Martini Montgomery's is neither shaken nor stirred to preserve the clarity and texture of the drink. Shaking a martini can introduce air bubbles and ice shards, making the drink cloudy and diluting it more rapidly. Stirring, while less aggressive, is often skipped in this version to maintain a certain purity and strength, adhering to a minimalist approach that emphasizes the quality of the ingredients. This method aligns with the traditional preparation of martinis for those who prefer a strong, unadulterated flavor.

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What makes the alcohol content in the Dry Martini Montgomery's higher than in some other cocktails?

The alcohol content in the Dry Martini Montgomery's is higher than in some other cocktails due to its high proportion of dry gin, a spirit with a significant alcohol volume, combined with only a minimal amount of low-alcohol vermouth. The drink's construction focuses on the gin, with the vermouth used sparingly to accommodate the preference for a drier taste. This composition, with the addition of a mere dash of orange bitters, results in a cocktail that is potent in both flavor and alcohol content, distinguishing it from more diluted or mixed beverages.

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