10ml chilled Vermouth (Martini Extra Dry White Vermouth is a good choice)
50ml chilled Bombay Sapphire gin (Find the latest prices here)
Ice (for mixing)
Garnish with a green olive or twist of lemon peel
Whisper it quietly but while “shaken not stirred” might be 007’s bar call, it’s not ours. Stirring your martini gently brings out the flavour of the gin and stops shards of ice tumbling into your glass and diluting the drink.
It’s a little more…21st century. Try it with this classic method and you’ll never look back.
Chill a martini glass by filling it to the top with good quality ice
Grab a shaker and add plenty more ice
Pour in the chilled vermouth, stirring with a bar spoon to coat the cubes
Drain away the excess
Add the Bombay Sapphire and stir for another 30 seconds
Strain into the glass
Garnish with an olive (non-oily) or long twist of lemon peel
You can find all the items you would need in the links below, all you need is the ice and a garnish.