Serve in aCoupe glass
Olive on stick
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.
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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 it's better stirred. Shaking tends to suit Martinis with a low vermouth ratio.
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.