50-50 Martini CocktailWith so many styles and mixes the Martini world can be confusing. Classic Martinis are still popular with "Pink Gin" or "Smoky Martini" to name just two. Then there's the "you've got to try this" essential collection which includes the "Dirty Martini", "Perfect" and the "50/50". So what's the difference? Where the perfect is a mixture of both dry and sweet vermouth, plus a good quality gin, the dirty is just the dry vermouth with the choice of either gin or vodka, finished off with olive juice.

The 50/50 however is simpler.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of Gin
  • 2 ounces of Dry Vermouth
  • Garnish: olive

Preparation:

  1. Place ingredients into a good cocktail shaker with ice cubes
  2. Stir well to ensure a good mix
  3. Strain and serve in a chilled glass, Martini glasses are the standard but there are some very nice alternatives for a modern look.
  4. Finally garnish with an olive or two on a cocktail stick.