No fru-fru girlie martini with flavors and fruit and vodka. (AACK!)
A martini the way it was meant to be.
Here is the video version for people with attention issues. It's only 1 minute long.
Now, for all the people WITH attention spans, here is the Instructable.
Do you have some comfy pants on?
Step 1: Step 1 Assemble the Tools
I use Seagrams gin. There is much better stuff, but it is not bad on a budget.
-Vermouth. Get a nice dry vermouth. Gallo works but it is all I can really find easily. There are better options, but lets not get all snooty over ingredients.
-A nice clean, simple martini glass. Leave the bendy, bubbly, goofy and eccentric ones in the cabinet. Those are for the goofy new fangled martinis that girls like. We are men here, we don't want no stinkin' chocolate in our martini, let alone vodka. (don't get me started)
-Shaker. Use what you have. Not everybody has 15 shakers in their house like me.
Step 2: Step 2 Add Ice to Glass
Step 3: Step 3 Add Vermouth to Glass
Step 4: Step 4 Fill the Shaker With Goodness
"How much gin do I use?
It really depends on your shaker size and how much you plan on drinking. I am using a medium sized shaker full of ice and I filled it maybe halfway.
Step 5: Step 5 Shake Shake Shake...
I wrap a towel around the shaker since I will be shaking it for about 2 minutes. The metal gets really cold and frosty and will get you from shaking it long enough. Especially if your fingers go numb and fall off.
Remember kids, protect your fingers from cold stuff when making dad a martini.
Step 6: Step 6 Remember That Vermouth?
dump it out.
yes....dump it out.
Spin the glass a bit so the vermouth kind of coats the glass, almost like a vermouthy glaze.
Give it a few flicks so there is very little vermouth at all in the glass at all.
The less vermouth, the dryer the martini. Some people actually don't use vermouth at all. Most bars will give you about 20 times too much.
Experiment with quantities to find your pleasure zone.