The real, classic martini (you know, one that has a decent amount of vermouth)...

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#1 Post by Brandon R » March 23rd, 2018, 11:38 am

I'm making a martini tonight. It's been one of those weeks. And, before you ask, OF COURSE it'll be gin. I'm not sure which yet. I have a few questions for you martini connoisseurs:

1.) What gin (that's not too overly esoteric...I'd like to be able to find and afford it) are you loving in martinis right now?
2.) What vermouth (same requirements as #1) are you using?
3.) The real kicker: what's the classic, proper ration of gin:vermouth?

Looking forward to the (what are sure to be) varied responses. FWIW, my last martini was Botanist gin and Rossi vermouth (yeah, I know...). I liked the Botanist quite a bit but, if I'm being critical, it was a little too nondescript for me. (this is a duplicate post from the CT forums)
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#2 Post by Jorge Henriquez » March 23rd, 2018, 11:45 am

1) Jumping between Junipero & Malfly Limone

2) Myro Blanco Seco (I think Spain is doing awesome stuff with Vermut these days)

3) I do 2:1 most of the time but every once in a while go down to 1.5:1
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#3 Post by Jud Reis » March 24th, 2018, 3:20 pm

For me, I am favoring Nolet’s gin, Dolin vermouth, 2 to 1 ratio gin to vermouth, sometimes 2.5 to 1, with a splash of orange bitters.

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#4 Post by Bill Buitenhuys » March 26th, 2018, 10:23 am

For a classic martini at our house, it's usually London dry (Sipsmith, Tanq10, Beefeater) with Dolin dry 2:1, expressed lemon (toss the zest after expressing).
We also drink lots of Hendrick's with Dolin (2:1) with a caperberry garnish.
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#5 Post by Jorge Henriquez » March 26th, 2018, 10:38 am

Gee, kinda sad to see such a small response back to this topic.
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#6 Post by K John Joseph » March 26th, 2018, 3:20 pm

Berry Bros No. 3 London Dry Gin
2 or 2.5 to 1
maybe a splash of bitters.
Whatever good dry vermouth I can find handy
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#7 Post by Brandon R » March 27th, 2018, 8:27 am

I surprised at the few responses. Those above are great. I ended up going with Plymouth Gin and Dolin Vermouth (thanks, all) at about 5:1 with two olives (no juice). Stirred, of course. It was very good.
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#8 Post by Jay $$ Winton » March 27th, 2018, 8:43 am

I want my martini so dry it burps dust.
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#9 Post by Bill Buitenhuys » March 27th, 2018, 9:19 am

We've also been doing the occasional inverse martini (1:2) when we want a lighter beverage.
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#10 Post by M.Kaplan » March 27th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Brandon R wrote:I surprised at the few responses. Those above are great. I ended up going with Plymouth Gin and Dolin Vermouth (thanks, all) at about 5:1 with two olives (no juice). Stirred, of course. It was very good.
6 parts gin
1 part vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
stir until cold
garnish of your choice, but remember it is a cocktail, not a vegetable salad. Olive juice in a martini is an abomination.
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#11 Post by K John Joseph » March 27th, 2018, 5:03 pm

J a y W i n t % n wrote:I want my martini so dry it burps dust.
Dry martinis go with vodka. Gin martinis aren’t supposed to be dry! The gin can handle it!
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