Dry Martini: a cocktail that was a reference for Roosevelt, Churchill and James Bond!
How to make
Technique: mixing glass / Glass: martini / Type: short drink (6cl) / Time: 3 mn
Add ice cubes, gin then dry vermouth into the mixing glass.
Stir with a mixing spoon.
Strain into a martini glass.
Add a green olive to the bottom of the glass.
The Dry Martini cocktail is a great classic and certainly one of the most famous vermouth-based cocktails. Tradition has it that the Dry Martini recipe is made up of 5 parts gin for 1 part vermouth, which is why this short drink is 6 cl instead of 7.
The origin of this cocktail goes back a long way and is therefore very uncertain. It is said that the Dry martini may date back to 1849 and was created in the town of Martinez, California. It is also said that the Martini & Rossi is said to be the originator of the Dry martini, hence the name of the cocktail. Anyway, it was not until the period of prohibition in the United States, from 1920 to 1933, that the success of the Dry martini cocktail began thanks to the success of gin.
Replacing gin with tequila or vodka will result in tequini and vodkatini cocktails respectively.
The Dry Martini is James Bond's favorite cocktail, arranged in his own way, he particularly prefers this shaker cocktail. The Dry Martini cocktail is also associated with a few personalities such as Franklin Roosevelt or Winston Churchill.