The classic Martini, made infamous by James Bond’s Vesper style (shaken, not stirred), is celebrated each year on June 19. This is the “old standby” recipe, but we also recommend mixing it up a bit and experimenting with other versions.
- 2 1/2 ounces Bluecoat American Gin
- 3/4 ounce Carpano Dry Vermouth
- 1 dash orange bitters
- Garnish: Lemon twist
- Add all ingredients in cocktail glass containing ice, stir until mixed well
- Strain into chilled martini glass
- Garnish with lemon twist
Or shake it a up a little with these martini variations we rounded up last year.