About the Recipe
Shaken not stirred. Unfortunately, James Bond ruined this one. Stirring alcohol forward cocktails (like a Manhattan and Old Fashioned) gives the drink that silky mouth feel, whereas shaking bruises the alcohol. Ow! There have been many a twist on this fabulous alcohol laden cocktail. Marala 41 adds a perfect earthy spice to the list of variations.
100ml Marala 41
50ml dry vermouth
Olives or a twist of lemon
Fill 2 martini glasses with ice and water, leave for a few minutes to chill the glasses.
Add the Marala 41 and vermouth to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Stir well (not shake!). Throw away the iced water from the martini glasses.
Equally strain in the cocktail into the chilled glasses.
Garnish with a couple of olives or a twist of lemon.