Step 1 – You’ll need some dry Martini & Rossi vermouth, a good vodka like Belvedere, Grey Goose or Kettle One, a shaker or Boston bar glass, bar spoon, a peeler or rinder, cold dry ice and olives.
Step 2 – Fill your Boston shaker with dry cracked ice. This helps dilute the vodka in the shaking process, while also making sure the cocktail is nice and cold.
Step 3 – Now add 5ml of Vermouth (enough to cover the bottom of the vermouth’s up-turned cap). The less vermouth, the “drier” the martini is. Add 60ml of vodka and shake with the shaker clasped by both hand, but shaken over one shoulder.
Step 4 – Use a strainer (hawthorn is most common on a bar) to poor the liquid from the ice, and into a pre-chilled martini glass.
Step 5- You can garnish with a lemon twist by cutting the white rind away and leaving just the oil leathery shin. Twist around your bar spoon for a few second so that the twist will keep its form. Alternatively use large green olives that have been soaking in brine (for a real effect by olives stuffed with gorgonzola cheese).