There is much debate on how you are supposed to make a proper martini. But one thing that is not up for dispute in my books – a proper martini is made with Gin not vodka. Usually my go-to martini is extra dirty but I have developed a fondness for a classic 50-50 Martini. A 50-50 is simply a martini that is half gin and half dry vermouth. What I love about it is that it is a lighter in flavour (and alcohol content) I made this one with Star of Bombay
Star of Bombay is a higher-strength, super-premium variant of Bombay Sapphire. The classic notes of juniper, angelica and coriander have been intensified, with the addition of bergamot and ambrette seeds offering extra exoticness. A rich and intense gin. I love the more intense flavour. It is great in a classic Gin and Tonic or Gin and Soda. Or a 50-50 martini.
50-50 Martini Recipe:
- 1.5 parts Star of Bombay
- 1.5 parts Martini Dry Vermouth
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
- Orange peel
- Stir ingredients into an ice-filled mixing glass.
- Fine-strain the liquid into a chilled coupe glass in a circular motion from the outside of the glass towards its centre.
- Garnish with orange peel.