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 is a great excuse to celebrate this traditional gin and vermouth combination which allows you to create something you might not 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 is now one of the most famous cocktails in the world. It 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 share two unique recipes that elevate the taste of a Martini with Ketel One.
Shaken or stirred! Follow these simple recipes and make your day Martinilicious!
Ketel One Expresso Martini by Diageo Brand Ambassador, Asmani Subramanian
50 ml Ketel One
45 ml Espresso (2.5 tsp 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 3 coffee beans.
Ketel One Martini by Diageo Brand Ambassador, Meghana Balaji
45ml Ketel One Vodka
10ml Dry Vermouth
A Citrus Peel to garnish
Shake 45ml Ketel One Vodka & 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.
Tip: If the martini is too dry for you, sweeten it with an additional 5ml of vermouth.