Dry Martini Wet
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Dry Martini Wet
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Dry Martini Wet offers a nuanced twist on the classic Dry Martini, blending the crisp, juniper-forward profile of dry gin with the sweet, herbal notes of white vermouth, enhanced ... more The Dry Martini Wet offers a nuanced twist on the classic Dry Martini, blending the crisp, juniper-forward profile of dry gin with the sweet, herbal notes of white vermouth, enhanced by a hint of citrus complexity from orange bitters. Served in a cocktail glass, this variant maintains the sophistication of its predecessor while introducing a slightly wetter, more balanced experience, perfect for those seeking a milder but equally elegant take on the iconic cocktail. Ideal for aficionados looking to explore the subtleties of martini variations, the Dry Martini Wet is a testament to the art of cocktail crafting, presenting a harmonious marriage of flavors that cater to a refined palate.
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Dry gin
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32% | 2.88 units *
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Classic

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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60ml 2oz 6cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
2 dashes 2 dashes 2 dashes

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Dry Martini Wet is a delightful spin on the iconic martini, enhancing its complexity and smoothness. By increasing the white vermouth, this version soothes the sharpness of dry gin with a sweet, herbal undertone, while the orange bitters add a perfect dash of citrus zest that elegantly bridges the botanicals of gin and the vermouth's herbal notes. This cocktail offers a richer, more approachable profile for those who find the traditional martini a bit too stern.

Method
How to make a Dry Martini Wet

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by mixing all the ingredients together with ice in a mixing glass, ensuring they blend well
Stir the mixture gently but thoroughly for about 10-15 seconds to properly cool and dilute the mix
Once mixed, strain the concoction into a glass that has been pre-chilled, to maintain the cocktail's temperature

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the difference between a Dry Martini and a Wet Martini?

The primary difference between a Dry Martini and a Wet Martini lies in the ratio of gin to vermouth. A Dry Martini typically has a higher proportion of gin to dry vermouth, often with a very minimal amount of vermouth. A Wet Martini, on the other hand, features a higher ratio of vermouth to gin, making it slightly less alcoholic and somewhat milder in taste.

FAQ

Why is the Dry Martini Wet not shaken or stirred?

The Dry Martini Wet, like many classic martinis, can be either stirred or shaken according to preference. However, the preference for not shaking or stirring might aim to preserve the clarity and integrity of the ingredients, ensuring a smoother texture. Stirring gently can also prevent the drink from becoming overly diluted with water from the ice.

FAQ

How important are the orange bitters to the flavor of a Dry Martini Wet?

Orange bitters play a significant role in adding complexity and depth to the Dry Martini Wet. They introduce a subtle citrus aroma and a slight bitter edge that balances the botanical flavors of the gin and the herbaceous notes of the vermouth. While you can customize the cocktail to personal taste, omitting the bitters would result in a slightly different flavor profile.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Dry Martini Wet?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Dry Martini Wet can be created using non-alcoholic substitutes for gin and vermouth. Non-alcoholic spirits designed to mimic the botanical flavors of gin and alcohol-free vermouth alternatives are available. Using these substitutes with the same proportions and method will result in a similar taste and presentation without the alcohol content.

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