Chill a Martini glass in the freezer for about 10 mins.
:- Martinis are best served at the lowest possible temperature.
Fill a martini shaker about 3/4 full of cracked, clean ice.
Pour your gin into the shaker and let stand for 60 seconds.
Shake, shake, shake, about fifteen, vigorous, diagonal shakes should suffice.
Put the shaker down and allow it to rest for another 60 seconds.
Get a well chilled martini glass from the freezer.
Pour a small amount of Vermouth into the glass and swirl the vermouth in the glass so that the sides of the glass are coated.
:- Discard the remaining Vermouth.
Spear an olive or two and place it in the glass.
Strain the gin into the glass.
:- Vodka Martini - Replace gin with vodka.
:- Dirty Martini - Add 1/2 oz of olive juice into the shaker along with the gin/vodka. Add more olive juice if you like extra dirty martinis.
:- Replace olives with a lemon twist or a pickled onion.
:- Keep gin/vodka in the freezer.
:- A cheap, lower quality ingredient will leave you disappointed. Good liquor, crisp olives, quality mixers will put a smile on your face.
:- Keep your vermouth in the fridge so that you don`t warm your glass when you swirl with it.
:-You can use different kinds of stuffed green olives to suit your mood, like pimento, jalapeno, garlic, lemon twist, mushroom, bleu cheese, sun dried tomato, turkish pepper etc
:-Feel free to use your favorite gin and vermouth... after all your perception is your reality!