When taking on cocktails as a hobby, the martini is, of course, inevitable. However, neither of us is an especially big fan of the king of cocktails. I've had it on my list of possibilities for a while and on Sunday, my wife finally said "we might as well get this over with." The classic recipe is gin and dry vermouth, 6 parts to 1, olive garnish. You'd better really like gin in order to enjoy it! I made mine from Robert Simonson's variation in 3-Ingredient Cocktails: 3:1 with a dash of orange bitters and a lemon twist.
The result was, I must say, quite nice. With the orange bitters (seemingly a favorite of Simonson's), you don't really taste much of the gin. The lemon's a good choice, too. The following is a video of me, encouraging the lemon peel to express itself: