How To Make A Vodka Martini Cocktail
James Bond activates the fantasy of many men: Bond has an uncrushable confidence, women, and of course the all famous Vodka Martini Cocktail. The Vodka Martini was made popular in the 1960’s, and it started to become acceptable to order a Vodka Martini in stead of the classical Martini Cocktail.
The Vodka Martini Cocktail is a classic, pure, strong cocktail, based on vodka, dry vermouth and ice. For the preparation, you will need the following:
- dry vermouth
- green olive
- cocktail shaker
- martini glass (see the picture in this post)
The preparation the cocktail is done in a few steps:
- In order to chill the glass, fill it with ice and let it chill for a little while
- Fill the cocktail shaker with ice half way.
- Pour 2 units of vodka and 1 unit of dry vermouth in the cocktail shaker. For one portion, you will need about 1 1/2 oz. or 45 ml of vodka, and 3/4 oz. or 23 ml. vermouth.
- If you want your cocktail to be stirred, take a long spoon and stir the mixture with the ice gently. For a shaken cocktail, close the cocktail shaker and shake.
- Dump the ice from your cocktail glass, and gently pour the cocktail in the glass, taking care that the ice in cocktail shaker stays in the cocktail shaker; the cocktail should be clear when stirred, and somewhat cloudy when shaken, due to the formation of fine ice crystals.
- Drop an olive in the cocktail.
The vodka martini has many different variations. You might want to try out the following:
- Adding olive juice to your martini makes it a Dirty Martini.
- A Gibson is where a cocktail onion replaces the green olive.
- A shot of scotch may be added to make it a Smoke Martini.
- A Buckeye is garnished with a black olive in stead of a green one.
- A Martini with a twist has a twisted lemon peel in stead of a green olive.