Create the Perfect Springtime Martini
The Martini is a timeless classic and it makes for a great springtime beverage! It follows old-world techniques yet remains modern. This cocktail can also be made in an infinite number of ways. You can tailor it to your own unique personality with endless possibilities or stick to the classic recipe that has stood the test of time. The ingredients needed for a classic Martini mixology are simple, but mastering the right balance of flavors is where the fun is. If you’re ready to make a great martini, try out our Springtime Martini recipe. We also have some tips to help you out!
Gather your Ingredients and Glassware
The Martini is only as classic or simple as the ingredients. All you need for this recipe is vermouth, gin (or vodka), Tillie’s Nevada Dirty Martini Mix, Tillie’s Nevada Lemon Stuffed Olives, and ice. You will also want to have a martini glass, a shot glass, a shaker, and a strainer. Before you begin to combine your ingredients, you want to prepare your glass. One way to impress your guests is to place your Martini glass in the freezer beforehand to make the cocktail extra cold.
Now that you have your ingredients and your Martini glass prepared, you can begin mixing! When it comes to Martini mixology, not overdoing it is the key to balancing your flavors for the perfect taste. Adding too many olives or too much gin can ruin the whole drink, so it is important to find the perfect combination. In our Springtime Martini recipe, we recommend the following measurements:
- 2 1/2 oz. gin or vodka
- 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
- 1-2 tsp. Tillie’s Nevada Dirty Martini Mix
Start by pouring the gin or vodka, vermouth, and Tillie’s Nevada Dirty Martini Mix into a cocktail shaker with ice. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker a mason jar works just as well. Make sure to shake vigorously until very cold, about 30 seconds. Once it’s shaken, strain the martini into the chilled glass.
Time to Garnish and Enjoy
Now that your ingredients are mixed and in a chilled glass, it’s time to serve your Martini in style! Add a dash of savory to your drink by skewering a few Tillie’s Nevada Lemon Stuffed Olives on a toothpick and place it in the Martini. Now that you’ve garnished your cocktail, it’s time to sit back and enjoy your perfect Springtime Martini!