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Dry Martini (15:1 ratio) Montgomery's image

Dry Martini (15:1 ratio) Montgomery's

Bone dry - a superbly cleansing Martini. Through experimentation we have found that 15:1 Martinis are better shaken rather than stirred. Conversely 3:1

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Dry Martini 'Preferred' (5:1 ratio)

This is my go-to Dry Martini, although I arrive at the same 5:1 ratio with a generous 75ml (2½oz) gin to 15ml (½oz) dry vermouth. I chose a 5:1 ratio

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Bradford Martini

I do like a shaken Dry Martini! Sorry, I should say Bradford. For some a shaken martini is blasphemous but the aeration generated by the more vigorous

Dry Martini (7:1 ratio) Embury's image

Dry Martini (7:1 ratio) Embury's

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.

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Vesper Dry Martini

Yes, yes, it's a spirituous drink without fruit juices that best shows its crystalline beauty when stirred rather than shaken. However, it's the one Martini

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Three Blind Mice

Stirred down and boozy, corn notes from the whiskey are amplified by the bittersweet aperitif liqueur and aromatised wine.

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Dickens' Dry Martini

A 5:1 Dry Martini served without any garnish (i.e. no olive or twist). The name is a reference to Charles Dicken's novel Oliver Twist.

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Oaxacan Negroni

Mezcal lends a characterful smoky note to this complex riff on a classic Negroni.

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Duke's Dry Martini - The 'Naked' or 'Direct' Martini

The quantities of gin and vermouth stated in this recipe produce a Dry Martini with a 30:1 ratio of gin to vermouth. A small amount of dilution is achieved

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Green Puritan

Basically a three-ish-to-one Martini with a generous splash of Green Chartreuse.

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No Borders

A tasty bittersweet Negroni-style aperitif.

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Wild & Dirty Martini

Pine (birch) notes mix well with the vermouth in this 2:1 Martini with lemon bitters adding citrus freshness the olive and rosemary sprig garnish adding

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Sake adds an almost wine-like delicacy to this approachable riff on the classic Dry Martini.

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Ocean Cable

This cocktail originally appears in William Tarling's 1937 Café Royal Cocktail Book where its creation is attributed to one A. G. Scott. We've respected

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The Conference

As with any good conference, all the participants in this cocktail are heard and their contribution is equally valued. Due to its layering of different

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What a way to go. A Dry Martini with a dash of the green fairy.

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Peat's Dragon

Dry and aromatic with vermouth and aromatised wine, along with rich orange liqueur, gently influencing scotch whisky, enlivened with a subtle black pepper

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Mezcal Martini

With gin, my go-to stirred Dry Martini recipe is five-to-one, but that's way too much when using mezcal – a Fifty-Fifty Martini is more befitting. Rather

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Dirty Martini

As with all Martinis, striking a perfect level of dilution and achieving an ice-cold serving temperature (helped by chilling/freezing all ingredients,

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Burnt Martini

A stirred Dry Martini influenced by a smoky splash of Islay single malt scotch whisky, flamed with a flamed orange zest twist.

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The Original Margarita

There's debate as to who created the original Margarita recipe and when with a Dallas socialite called Margarita Sames most often credited (see below).

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Corpse Reviver No.2 (Duffy's recipe)

For an equal parts recipe, this Corpse Reviver variation is brilliantly balanced. It's also a delicious cocktail.

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Manhattan (Dry)

A bone dry Manhattan for those with dry palates. If you like Dry Martinis then be sure to try one of these.

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Original Sin

Sake and vodka with a delicate hint of honey.

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