My Cocktail of choice during our Ubud break was The Classic Martini – Gin, this is what I settled on after a great deal of research. We did try some of the local wine, the Rosé was drinkable but not that flash. So on a lot of nights you could find us at our table at Mingle Bar where Anon made his way through the cocktail menu and I sat happily with The Classic.
With that signature olive garnish, there’s no cocktail as iconic as this one. This gin martini recipe is simple, sophisticated and delicious.
A shaker or stirring glass
A bar spoon (or teaspoon)
1 part vermouth
5 part Bombay Sapphire gin
Ice (for mixing)
To garnish: Green olive or lemon rind
How to mix
Chill your cocktail glass (the easiest way is to fill it with ice)
Add plenty of ice and the vermouth to your shaker/stirring glass and stir to make sure the ice is coated with vermouth, then use your strainer to pour away the excess
Add the Bombay Sapphire to the shaker/stirring glass and stir the mixture for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute
Strain into the chilled cocktail glass and garnish with either a twist of lemon peel or some green olives. If you’re using olives, try to use ones that aren’t oily
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