After many years of experimentation and with the selfless participation of a number of consultants and assistants, I have arrived at what I believe to be arguably the best vodka martini recipe in the world. And so I feel it incumbent upon me to share this with the general public in an act of philanthropic devotion to the common good.
A few things contribute to making this simple looking recipe an act of brilliance. Firstly, use good vodka. If you can get Grey Goose, then I’d go for it. Secondly, freeze it. And keep your shaker in the freezer for 15 mins before you make this. Chill your glasses. Use unwaxed lemons. Wash behind your ears and don’t be rude to your elders.
The question of olives arises. I think it’s nice to serve olives with a Martini rather than in a Martini. But it’s really down to choice. Don’t make the mistake of some bars and use oily olives.
The best Martini in the Middle East can, incidentally, be found at the Square Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel in Amman, Jordan. Just in case you’re up for making the trip.
- 60ml vodka
- 30ml Dry Martini
- A good splash of dry gin
- Lemon zest