I want a martini. I’m blogging about it because one of my new years resolutions was to blog more. But I actually have something to say here which I call the death of the dry martini.
Originally, like 100 years ago or so, martini’s used regular vermouth. The first ‘dry’ martini used dry vermouth. 1 part vermouth, 2 parts alcohol. (Gin usually) Over time, less and less vermouth is used. Okay, so when I go to a bar and want a dry martini, I want it old-style, not pure alcohol. I have vodka martinis, and when I ask for a dry one, I get basically vodka. That in itself isn’t a problem, but then I might as well ask for shots.
My perfect martini? 1 part dry vermouth, 1 part gin (Tanqueray) 1 part vodka (Belvidere or better). Feta-stuffed olives complete it. Sometimes, only vodka and no gin. And if you really want to limit the vermouth? Just give me a shot glass, vodka, and lets start toasting…
For the record, herring and vodka have no second. Martinis are third.