Cocktail of the month #May

This month, Cannes Film Festival makes us want to re-discover the Hollywood stars’ favourite cocktail of the 30’s: the Dry Martini.

This classic short drink was created in the USA at the beginning of the 20th Century and quickly became extremely popular. Among Dry Martini fans we can name Truman Capote, Cary Grant or even the ex president Franklin Roosevelt. It is said that after he abolished prohibition in 1933, the first thing he did was to serve himself a Dry Martini!

James Bond making a Vodka Martini, a variant of the Dry Martini.

James Bond making a Vodka Martini, a variant of the Dry Martini.

If you want to give it a try, here’s the recipe:

  • 5.5 cl (2 oz) of Gin
  • 1.5 cl (0.5 oz) of Dry Vermouth
  • 1 green olive or untreated lemon peel
  • 5 to 6 ice cubes

Put the ice cubes, the gin and the vermouth into a mixing glass and stir for 10 seconds. Filter above the martini glass using an ice strainer. Put the olive into the glass or squeeze the lemon peel above the glass before putting it inside.

Cheers 😉

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