Dry Martini (1:1 ratio) Fifty-Fifty

Difford's Guide

Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 140 calories in one serving of Dry Martini (1:1 ratio) Fifty-Fifty.

Times, Seasons & Occasions

Bartender

Dry Martini (1:1 ratio) Fifty-Fifty image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Olive on stick

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

1 12 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1 12 fl oz Noilly Prat Extra Dry
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Our comment:

A very 'wet' but wonderfully Dry Martini which demands an olive, not a twist. Before you start - Craddock calls for it to be shaken, but its better stirred. Shaking tends to suit Martinis with a low vermouth ratio.

History:

Adapted from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book where the recipe for this stirred "Fifty-Fifty Cocktail" is the same as that for the "Dry Martini Cocktail" apart from the Martini additionally calling for "1 dash orange bitters" with the instruction to "shake well." So according to Craddock, a Fifty-Fifty should be stirred while an equal parts Dry Martini is shaken. Remember, this is 23 years before Fleming's first Casino Royale novel.

Also see our Dry Martini page.

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