On this week’s Drink Spirits Happy Hour (on KPAM Talk Radio), we tackle the age old question – “Shaken or Stirred?”
In Dr. No, Ian Flemming turned the martini world on its head when he had his main character, James Bond, order a martini “shaken, not stirred“. Was Ian Flemming dishing out good advice or just trying to be a rabble rouser?
On this show we both stir and shake martinis, talk about different kinds of gin and explain why you’d want to shake or stir something.
Here’s the recipe for the martini we made on the show:
Classic Gin Martini:
2 1/4 oz of Gin
3/4 oz of Dry Vermouth (we used Dolin Dry)
Pour gin and vermouth into a mixing glass, add ice and stir. Strain using a julep strainer into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
In case you missed it, be sure to listen to last week’s Live Report from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Listen to this week’s Drink Spirits Happy Hour: The Martini – Shaken or Stirred?