A B O U T
There is much debate over the origin of the Martini. What we do know is that in 1863, an Italian vermouth maker started marketing their product under the brand name, which was named after its founder Alessandro Martini and that it was the brand name that led to the cocktail’s name. Another theory suggests that it was an evolution from the Martinez (see Martinez) or that it was the creation of the New York bartender, Martini di Arma di Taggia. The only thing we can be sure of is that a martini should always be stirred, never shaken!
I N G R E D I E N T S
- 70ml Langley’s No.8 gin
- 10ml Dry Vermouth
- Olives / lemon twist
Tasting Note: Perfectly capturing the botanical notes of the gin, the Langley’s No.8 Martini delivers a perfect balance of citrus, juniper and spice in the smoothest fashion. Excites the most reluctant of martini palates.
M E T H O D
1). Fill Yari/mixing glass with ice
2). Pour the 10ml Dry Vermouth over the ice
3). Stir 20 times and drain off the excess vermouth
4). Pour the 70ml Langley’s No.8 gin over the ice.
5). Stir approx. 50 times. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass.
6). Garnish with a lemon twist or olive (maybe 3). Serve