The Martini has always been served in a unique glass – the Martini glass. Whether you enjoy your Martini shaken, not stirred; or with an olive, Martini Day (19th June) is a great excuse to celebrate this traditional gin-and-vermouth combination, which allows you to create something you might not have sampled before.
Martinis are an excellent cocktail to serve at a small gathering with hors d’oeuvres. They have been enjoyed for many decades and are now one of the most famous cocktails in the world.
A Martini can be served in a variety of ways, such as with vodka, ice (on the rocks), garnished with an olive, or with a twist of lemon.
Diageo India Brand Ambassadors, Asmani Subramanian (Expresso Martini) and Meghana Balaji (Martini), bring to you two unique recipes that elevate the taste of a Martini with Ketel One.
Ketel One Expresso Martini
50 ml Ketel One Vodka
45 ml Espresso (2.5 teaspoon instant coffee powder mixed with 20 ml warm water)
15 ml sugar syrup
Shake all ingredients with good quality ice cubes.
Fine strain into chilled glass.
Garnish with three coffee beans.
Ketel One Martini
45ml Ketel One Vodka
10 ml dry vermouth
1 citrus peel to garnish
Shake 45 ml Ketel One Vodka and dry vermouth in cocktail shaker (or mason jar) with ice.
Ice serves to cool down the spirit, releasing the beautiful notes and to dilute the drink ever so slightly.
Strain and serve into a chilled Martini glass.
Twist the lemon peel over your Martini glass to release its oils.
Rub the garnish over the rim for added chutzpah.
Plop the garnish and enjoy the Martini.
If the Martini is too dry, sweeten it with an additional 5 ml of vermouth.