Martinis, Shaken or Stirred? – Drink Spirits Happy Hour Podcast

Shaken or Stirred?
Shaken or Stirred?

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.

Key links from the show:
Behind The Scenes at The San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Plymouth Gin
Beefeater – A Look At The Iconic London Dry Gin
Top 10 New American Gins
Beefeater 24

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)
Lemon Twist

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.

Next week’s show will take a look at the Margarita and tequila. You can listen the how to make a margarita episode  here.

Listen to this week’s Drink Spirits Happy Hour: The Martini – Shaken or Stirred?

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