For me, The Suit Issue is about a classic sense of style, not necessarily when it comes to the sartorial side of things, but rather the sense of being a gentleman, or gentlelady. The acts of kindness, of dressing up, of five o’clock cocktail hours, big band dancing, holding hands down the street and extra olives on the side.
So of course, we had to honour the month with something a little classic and created our take on a classic martini. Is there a more famous cocktail after all? These, en masse served up to guests upon arriving at your celebration are always going to be a crowd favourite, and speak of an elegance of times gone by.
As a gin lover, I like my martinis gin-based, rather than vodka. Our suggestion? Pick a gin you adore for its botanical flavour, and invest in high-quality vermouth to really make the most of. I like the olive garnish too. but you can do a citrus twist (especially if your chosen gin has citrus notes).
- 60ml Gin
- 15ml dry vermouth
- In a cocktail shaker, add ice
- Add the gin and vermouth
- Stir well
- Strain into a chilled martini glass
- Garnish with two to three olives on a cocktail pick