Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty
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Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.3 / 5
The Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty is a classic variant of the traditional Dry Martini, known for its perfectly balanced blend of white vermouth and dry gin. This sophisticated cocktail is served ... more The Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty is a classic variant of the traditional Dry Martini, known for its perfectly balanced blend of white vermouth and dry gin. This sophisticated cocktail is served in a cocktail glass, showcasing its clear, elegant appearance. The Fifty-Fifty name reflects its equal parts formulation, making it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts seeking a harmonious mix of botanical and herbal notes. Ideal for those who appreciate a refined, aromatic drink experience, the Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty remains a timeless choice for special occasions or a polished evening drink. Its popularity continues to endure, making it a staple in the cocktail world and a must-try for aficionados of classic cocktails.
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Base ingredient
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White vermouth
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28% | 1.68 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cocktails, perfectly marrying the dry, herbal notes of white vermouth with the clean, sharp juniper essence of dry gin. A great choice for those who appreciate an aromatic, balanced drink that steers away from sweet profiles, its equal-parts formulation highlights the elegant synergy between the vermuth and gin, making it both pleasing and sophisticated on the palate.

Method
How to make a Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by stirring all the ingredients together with ice in a mixing glass, ensuring they are thoroughly combined
Aim for a stirring duration of 10-15 seconds to perfectly chill and dilute the mixture
Once stirred, carefully strain the mixture into a glass that has been pre-chilled in the freezer or refrigerator
This process will ensure your cocktail is served at an optimal cold temperature
Enjoy your meticulously crafted drink

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty?

The Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty is a variation of the classic Dry Martini, which has its origins in the United States around the late 19th to early 20th century. The Fifty-Fifty version adjusts the traditional gin-vermouth ratio to an equal split, offering a smoother, more balanced flavor.

FAQ

Why is it called a 'Fifty-Fifty' Dry Martini?

It is called 'Fifty-Fifty' because the cocktail uses an equal part ratio of dry gin to white vermouth, which differs from the traditional Dry Martini that usually has a higher proportion of gin compared to vermouth.

FAQ

Can I use any type of vermouth for a Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty?

For a traditional Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty, it is recommended to use a high-quality dry (white) vermouth to complement the dry gin. Using a different type of vermouth, like sweet vermouth, would significantly change the flavor profile of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve a Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty?

A Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty should be served in a chilled cocktail glass. While the cocktail itself is not shaken or stirred with ice in its preparation as mentioned, it should be served cold. Optionally, garnish with an olive or a lemon twist to enhance its flavors.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

Is there a preferred type of gin for making a Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty?

The choice of gin can significantly impact the taste of your Dry Martini Fifty-Fifty. A London Dry Gin is traditionally preferred for its clean, crisp botanical flavors which balance nicely with the dry vermouth. However, feel free to experiment with different types of gin to find your personal preference.

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