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  • Winter

    Tool Box

    • Mixing glass
    • Tin
    • Strainer
    • Mother-of-pearl or other fancy spoon
    • Cocktail glass

    Caviar Martini

    Luxury in every sip.

    • Splash dry vermouth
    • 3 ounces gin
    • Caviar (for garnish)

    Rinse the inside of cocktail glass with vermouth by swirling vermouth on the inside of the glass and pouring it out, leaving only residue in the glass. Add gin to mixing glass and ice to tin. Shake well. Strain into seasoned cocktail glass.

    Garnish with caviar on a fancy spoon.

    There are many stories surrounding the history of the Martini. The most well-known is that the Martini is a version of the original cocktail known as the Martinez, which consisted of a sweeter gin called “Old Tom,” maraschino cherry liqueur, and bitters. The Martinez was served with a lemon twist. This cocktail was named for a customer who drank at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco every morning before boarding a ferry to Martinez, California. Today’s Martinis consist of gin and dry vermouth garnished with an olive, onion, or lemon twist.

    Winter

    Tool Box

    • Mixing glass
    • Tin
    • Strainer
    • Mother-of-pearl or other fancy spoon
    • Cocktail glass

Copyright © 2008, 2014 by Bridget Albert, Mary Barranco All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without express written permission from the publisher. Cocktail photographs copyright © 2008 by Tim Turner. Author photographs by Larry Fox.

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