Bone dry - a superbly cleansing Martini. Through experimentation we have found that 15:1 Martinis are better shaken rather than stirred. Conversely 3:1
We have chosen a 5:1 ratio as our 'preferred' Dry Martini specification in deference to David Embury who writes of this drink in his The Fine Art of Mixing
Subtly boozy, honeyed and herbal.
Rye whiskey and cognac combine harmoniously in this delicious julep.
Añejo tequila rather than American whiskey dominates this Manhattan riff.
Sweet vermouth counters dry sherry with dry vermouth further enhancing the vinous flavours and balance. Orange bitters and an orange zest twist add citrus
Dry, delicate. Aromatic and complex.
More approachable than a stirred Dry Martini and downright soft compared to a Naked Martini.
Reminiscent of a classic champagne cocktail with cognac, champagne and zesty orange flavours dominating. It’s surprising how little cherry brandy notes
There's something about shaking a Dry Martini (as opposed to stirring a Martini) that amplifies the vermouth notes meaning that shaken Martinis need less
A Dry Martini named after Franklin Roosevelt and garnished with two olives.
Readers of Embury will know he had a bone dry palate and Martinis made to his specification are just that, and with the correct dilution, fabulous.
A refreshing riff on a Mezcal Margarita with enlivening chilli heat.
The Ford Cocktail is a Martini-style cocktail sweetened by both the use of old tom gin and Bénédictine D.O.M. liqueur (not B&B) served 'wet' with a generous
Fragrant apricot eau-de-vie nestles alongside piney gin botanicals with faint sweetness from herbal vermouth.
A Gin Salad is made like a regular Dry Martini but with three olives and two cocktail onions as garnish. They should be pushed onto the stick in the following
Brilliantly balanced and composed, this is a rum-forward boozy digestive with herbal complexity and enlivening ginger to contemplate a great meal and a
Mouth-puckeringly dry this is a great aperitivo with quinine, fino sherry, gin botanicals and citrus all singing harmoniously.
Pronounced 'Hera-Zana', this delicious stirred cocktail combines two sherries and two vermouths with faint vanilla richness balanced by pronounced orange
A gin-based sour with fino sherry adding distinctive, almost salty, notes. Orange bitters and a grapefruit zest twist contribute to this cocktail's delicate
All editorial and photography on diffordsguide.com is copyright protected
© Odd Firm of Sin 2021