No other spirit goes in,
Except for Vermouth.
Now here’s the harsh truth:
To do otherwise is a sin!
in martinis, though, never a trace!
It’s swilled on the docks,
Can be used to clean clocks,
Or in cranberry juice - on the rocks.
Oops. That second one violates the form. Oh, well - let it stand on the basis of sincerity and righteous indignation.
Here is my recipe for the JzB Martini.
3 oz Gordon's London Dry Gin
1 oz New Amsterdam Gin
1 oz Martini and Rossi Dry Vermouth
2 or 3 honkin' big pimiento stuffed olives skewered on a tooth pick
Place ice in a steel drink shaker. Pour liquid ingredients over ice. Pause for a long moment (or a short minute). Mix the contents of the shaker by swirling. Continue until the shaker is too cold to handle, taking care to avoid frostbite.
Place skewered olives in a proper martini glass.
Pour the liquid over the olives.
(picture credit: Mr. Alan)