Wednesday, 21 April 2010


It seems unnatural to have maintained a drinks blog for this many months without having made a single martini. This cocktail was a favourite of mine a while back, when my gin of choice was Plymouth. Having recently discovered Hendrick's, I thought I'd try out a recipe from that distiller's website, using a cucumber garnish rather than the usual olive or lemon twist. The result (pictured above) was ridiculously good. The debate over the most effective proportions of gin to dry vermouth will continue to rage, but I felt those recommended here (two parts G to one part V) worked just fine.


45ml (1.5oz) Hendrick's Gin
22.5ml (0.75oz) Noilly Prat dry vermouth
Slice of cucumber

Stir gin and vermouth over ice cubes in mixing glass. Strain into martini glass. Drop in a cucumber slice.

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