So, technically, today is Halloween. “Technically.” As I sit looking out the window in my faux fur slippers and big crochet infinity scarf, watching the snow (that’s right, snow!) hit the pavement, I’m thinking it looks more like winter. I guess for us in Northern Indiana, fall is over. Sigh. The good news I suppose is we can officially start planning our holiday happenings. Below I’ve posted some great cocktail recipes for festive twists on classic Martinis shared by Bombay Sapphire gin.
First, some Martini history: dating back to the mid 19th century when it was referred to as the “Martinez,” the cocktail was served at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco. Gaining popularity, by century’s end, the “dry martini” concoction was served in bars throughout the country and featured London Dry gin, dry vermouth and an olive garnish. The Martini reached icon status after Prohibition and shows such as Mad Men and Sex and the City have helped caused a resurgence in the drink’s popularity.
Which one of the below will you be mixing for friends? And anyone trying out the Yuletide or Good Memories…I’m open to invites!
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE CLASSIC MARTINI COCKTAIL
1 ½ parts Bombay Sapphire Gin
A whisper of dry vermouth
Chill chosen Martini Glass. Fill the glass half of the shaker with Ice, coat the inside of the glass shaker with vermouth, discard the ice and vermouth and refill with ice, pour in Bombay Sapphire holding the base of the glass shaker – stir – NEVER – shake until ice cold - pour into a martini glass. Garnish with an olive twist.