Now we all know about Martini’s, or do we? The Martini started to become popular at the turn of the 20th century. Since its birth it has continued to evolve and spawn a variety bastard offspring, which I intend to discuss here.
Let us start with the true martini, which is a mixture of gin and vermouth. The ratio of each has changed greatly over the years. Noël Coward suggested that the ideal martini should be made by "filling a glass with gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy" and Winston Churchill was said to whisper the word 'vermouth' to a freshly poured glass of gin.
Here at the SilverFox we take our home bar very seriously. Some times it is essential to have a cold Martini, other times only a single malt will hit the spot. Then again there are times when you want to let your creativity fly. And if, like me, you have been caught short on occasion not having all the ingredients to re-create that amazing cocktail you had last night (these situations usually turn me to drink - which creates somewhat of a vicious circle) we thought we would compile a list of what you need to make most cocktails out there.