Some shots of a weekend together with my girlfriend making some martinis at home. It was my first time making them so I had to practice a little. We also had some fun while making them.
I searched for the martini recipe online and every one I found was in ounces and I don’t have a measuring glass. Damn these people, join the rest of the world and use the international system! Digging for some quick way to measure, I found somewhere that one ounce was about the size of a tequila shot glass. And of course I do have those! So after a few tries, I think I got the recipe in balance:
- put ice in shaker
- add 1 2/3 oz of gin
- add 1/3 oz vermouth
- shake well
- drop an olive in a toothpick
- drink and enjoy
Now, why shaken vs stirred? There are sources that say that shaking a martini causes it to break down and contain more antioxidants than a stirred one. So, in a way, we can conclude that it’s healthier.
Do you have other recipes for martinis? Please share in the comments below