Blue Martini

Drinking less does not by any means mean not drinking. It means have fewer and but more delicious drinks and blue martini is one of my favourites and it my own recipe.

It probably a sacrilege for all those dudes with a James Bond complex that they want their martini super dry and „shaken but not stirred“, which is absolutely rubbish. Actually Martini needs to be made with Gin and stirred and not shaken. Shaking it will simply makes it look hazy as it creates ice crystals, while martini needs to be clear.

What I have done hear is to use blue Gin, a bit of Cointreau. and orange peel, which gives the drink an intoxicating aroma.

And while we are at it I do recommend watching the movie Kingsman, the best parody on James Bond.

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Ingredients

  • 2 measures of blue Gin (I use London number 1)
  • 1/2 measure of white Vermouth. Like all drinks without juice and co. you need to use excellent ingredients. I use  La Quintinye Vermouth Royal. Both white and red have rounded smooth taste.
  • 1/4  measure of Cointreau
  • orange peel to decorate, 5  cm long and 1 cm wide.
  • some orange peel to taste

How To Make It

  • Put a damp martini glass in freezer
  • Put 4 ice cubes in the shaler
  • Add all the drinks
  • Squeeze the otrange peel onto the mix to add a bit of spicy flavour and then drop it in with the rest of ingrediants.
  • Stir well with a cocktail spoon.
  • Curl the long orange peel around the cocktail spoon
  • Take a small piece of orange peel and rub the edge of your glass.
  • Pour the drink into the glass using a cocktail sieve.
  • Cheers
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