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National Martini Day 2017: 6 Recipes to Celebrate

The Dry Martini is the classic 007 drink


Monday is National Martini Day, meaning it’s a time to celebrate one of the most popular beverages out there.

National Martini Day
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In honor of the June 19 holiday, here are six recipes you should know if serving ‘tinis for your squad this evening:

  • Dry Martini: You need two and a half ounces of Beefeater gin, a half ounce of dry vermouth, a dash of orange bitters and a lemon twist. You add the ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice, stir until cold, then add lemon twist.
  • Dirty Martini: For this cocktail put two and a half ounces of gin or vodka in a glass, along with as half ounce of dry vermouth and a half ounce of olive brine. Fill with ice, stir and garnish with two olives.
  • Gibson Cocktail: Add two and a half ounces of gin or vodka into a glass, along with a half ounce of dry vermouth, add both ingredients to a mixing glass, fill with ice, stir and garnish with a cocktail onion.
  • Marguerite: This classy alternative to the martini uses an ounce of plymouth gin, an ounce of Noilly Prat dry vermouth and a dash of Regans Orange Bitters No. 6 into a mixing glass, add ice, stir, strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel or a small Spanish olive without Pimento.
  • French Martini: Two ounces of vodka, one and three-quarter ounces of of pineapple juice and a quarter ounce of Creme de Cassis. Add ice, shake and stir.
  • Summer Martini: It’s June so perhaps try this one out: three ounces of Beefeater Summer Edition gin along with an ounce of of dry vermouth mixed in a glass with ice, stirred and garnish with a blackberry and a raspberry on a toothpick.

What’s your favorite?

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