Make It: The Swizltini
2 1/2 Ounces of Dry Gin
1/2 Ounce of Dry Vermouth
1 Green Olive for Garnish (Or 2 if you like things just a little bit dirty)
Cracked Ice (Use the back of your bar spoon and your palm)
In a mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with your pre-cracked ice, measure and add your gin and vermouth. Stir well for a good count of 40 (sorry, James… stirred really is best). Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with your olive and serve to smiles all around.
James Bond likes his “shaken not stirred.” Hemingway described it this way, “I’ve never tasted anything so cool and clean...They make me feel civilized.” David Bowie, Clark Gable, Winston Churchill, FDR and LBJ all loved them, too.
We give you our version, the Swizltini.
We’re going all the way back to the origins of the modern version of the drink in 1911 at the NYC Knickerbocker Hotel, where the drink was simplified by a bartender named Martini di Arma di Taggia. Many claim that Martini actually invented it, but it appears in printed publications earlier than 1911. He made the drink his own though and just as Martini left his mark on the cocktail, Swizl is bringing our own slight twist — a 5:1 ratio.