Batched 50/50 Martini
Martinis are bound to kick up strong opinions that tend to intensify as more martinis are consumed. Gin versus vodka. Shaken versus stirred. Dirty? How dirty? Olives, lemon twist or both? This batched recipe makes the biggest decisions for you: Gin — the spirit of choice — is paired with vermouth in equal measure, a ratio that means you and your guests can and should pour freely. From there, the drinker has full control to dirty and garnish to their heart’s content.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 9ounces dry gin
- 9ounces dry vermouth
- 4 ½ounces filtered water
- Lemon twists, green olives, olive brine, cocktail onions and orange bitters, for serving
Step 1Combine the gin, vermouth and water in a spouted measuring cup or pitcher, or a medium bowl. Pour the cocktail blend, using a funnel if needed, into a 750-milliliter bottle; seal, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 2 weeks. (You can also freeze the 50/50 martini for several hours before serving.)
Step 2To serve, pour 3 3/4 ounces into a coupe glass and serve immediately with assorted garnishes.