The Perfect Vodka Martini

“When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Then find someone who’s life is givin’ them vodka and have a party!”
-Ron White

    Don’t you remember Bewitched? A witch married to a mortal, what could possibly happen?

Darren (the original Darren) and his boss Larry Tate were always having drinks in their office or serving them to visiting clients. They had a full bar set up! Hilarious to even imagine today.

Darren  and Samantha were forever having cocktail parties to entertain clients and Darren always had a cocktail after a hard day at the office.

 I will tell you the other thing that is hilarious…what man wouldn’t want his wife to use witchcraft to clean the house or fix something?….. give that guy a slap!

Everyone should know how to make the perfect martini…with or without witchcraft!

This is Big Pete’s favorite martini. A bartender in Winnipeg told him that most people add a  few drops of vermouth or they pour vermouth in the glass to coat it and then toss the vermouth out. He said the secret to a good martini is you need 2 parts vodka and 1 part vermouth and serve it very cold. It is a smooth martini with no bite.

What you need:

  • 2 oz Grey Goose Vodka (Pete’s favorite)
  • 1 oz vermouth
  • ice
  • 2 of your  favorite olives
  • a cocktail shaker
  • martini glass
  • 2 olives

Step 1: In a cocktail shaker put 2 parts vodka and 1 part vermouth add a cup of ice and shake the shaker for at least 15 seconds-which should almost freeze the lid of the shaker.It is truly amazing how cold the shaker makes the drink. I thought they were just for effect!!

Step 2: Pour into a martini glass and top with two olives. Any more than 2 makes it a meal!

There are some amazing  new olives available:

  • stuffed with lemons
  • stuffed with garlic
  • stuffed with hot chilies
Can’t you just taste the cold martini in this photo

I love the way the cold condensation has formed patterns on the outside of this glass

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