5,5 cl of gin
1 cl of dry vermouth
1 cl of sweet vermouth
1 Maraschino cherryor lemon peel
The Perfect Martini is a cocktail that is good for all hours, its recipe based on gin, dry vermouth and sweet vermouth is in perfect balance between sweetness and bitter flavors, with the resinousness of the gin in the background working to create a base credible alcoholic.
If you are not a die-hard Martini Dry drinker, you could try the Perfect Martini, if only to get familiar with this type of cocktail, which does not include fruit juices among the ingredients and therefore not immediately easy to drink.
But the palate must also be polite and the Perfect is a good way to start, then over time, you can decrease the doses of sweet vermouth, to get to the dry and also to the Montgomery, without haste though.
Historically there is not much to say, the Perfect Martini is a variant of the Dry Martini, which recalls the Manhattan Perfect, very similar in terms of doses, except that it uses rye whiskey as a distillate.
The Perfect Martini is excellent as a pre-dinner, but also for an after-dinner as a meditation cocktail it always makes an impression.
Ingredients for the Perfect Martini
- 5.5 cl of gin
- 1 cl of dry vermouth
- 1 cl of red vermouth
- lemon zest or cherry
How to prepare the Perfect Martini cocktail
As with all cocktails with vermouth (apart from Vesper), it is prepared in a mixing glass, the shaker would ruin the delicacy of the vermouth.
Cool a glass with 4 ice cubes.
Fill the mixing glass with ice and pour the gin and the two vermouths, mix gently.
Empty the cup and pour the cocktail filtering with the strainer.
Decorate with a maraschino cherry.
Perfect Martini food pairings
Just like for the Manhattan we choose red meats, roasts, spicy dishes: mixed paella, tuna tataki with sesame, pasta with shrimp and asparagus, fish balls, salmon in teriyaki sauce, grilled fillet with whiskey sauce and mushrooms.
Other great cocktails to try as an aperitif
Negroni, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Gin & Tonic, Dark and Stormy, Daiquiri, Margarita, Spritz, Hugo, Old Fashioned, Manhattan.