Who is not familiar with James Bond’s cocktail drink of choice? His shaken-not-stirred classic martini is an icon, but it has been popular even before Ian Fleming made the character that made it famous. This is because it’s very easy to make, very versatile that now there are hundreds of variants of martinis available, and it’s tasty to boot.
It’s easy to make a classic martini. The standard ration is four to one: four parts gin to one part dry vermouth. So if you’re making a big batch for a party, if you have four cups of gin, you’ll need a cup of dry vermouth. Stir, pour in chilled martini glasses (or your glass of choice – I just love the elegance of martini glasses and it’s the ideal serving glass for the martini) and throw in an olive. If you want to do it a-la James Bond, then place it in a shaker, shake, and strain into a chilled glass and enjoy.