You had me at ” I make a perfect martini”



So how can you oh learn how to make the perfect martini…

The sexiest cocktail of all-time is the martini—and every siren worthy of her cocktail shaker should know to make one. This drink is emblematic of Hollywood’s golden era and its bombshell actresses. The alluring elixir inspired the famous line Robert Benchley says to Ginger Rogers, “Why don’t you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?” It’s the most machismo of drinks—if it were any more testosterone-driven it would come with gold chains and chest hairs. Yet it is also suave: think Bond brooding at the bar over his famous Vesper Martini, shaken and not stirred.

The martini is made with dry vermouth and gin although some variations substitute vodka but I would recommend sticking with the classic. This aphrodisiac in a glass is served with an olive on a toothpick and a touch of olive brine (to make it “dirty”). I personally think the dirtier the better. The more gin versus vermouth, the drier the martini. I recommend staying on the dry side. It is not a drink for those who want saccharine talk or embellishments but for those who want sheer unadulterated sensuality.

Clark Gable in the movie Teacher’s Pet just moistened the cork of the vermouth bottle and put it in his martini to create a drink as dry as Mae West’s humor. And Noel Coward recommended the perfect martini be made by “filling a glass with gin and then waving it in the general direction of Italy” (meaning, go easy on the vermouth). It’s up to you whether you want to shake or stir it, whatever you find the most sensuous.

If you are in the mood for some hot loving, then make your man a dirty martini. Serve it straight up with lashings of moxie: make it clear you are taking no prisoners. Put on your naughtiest smile when you meet him at the door; suggest he get refreshed while you pour him a relaxing cocktail. Then tell your squeeze it’s time to unwind and “slip into someone more comfortable.”

2-1/2 oz. vodka or gin
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
1 green olive
Splash of olive brine
1 oz. moxie

In a chilled cocktail shaker, add a handful of ice cubes and pour in vodka or gin, dry vermouth, and olive brine. Shake well. Strain and pour into a martini glass. Alternatively, dispense with the shaker and simply stir.

So make me the perfect martini..and I am YOURS…Little One

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