You know, there are people who prefer dry versions of a martini. Gin over vodka. Some like it shaken and others will only have it stirred. And where does that all-important olive garnish come in, or is it that important at all?
This National Martini Day, take our word for it and try the martini a different way: Fitty-Fitty. Equal parts spirit to vermouth, this version was created by Pegu Club’s Audrey Saunders, and is a sophisticated version of the classic.
Here are two Fitty-Fitty’s we love! Cheers!
Created by Cari Hah at Three Clubs Cocktail Lounge (1123 Vine Street Hollywood CA 90038)
1.5 oz Snow Leopard Vodka
1.5 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth (Noilly Prat Original Dry is also very good for a sweeter variation)
2 drops Miracle Mile Yuzu Bitters
1 oz. Tanqueray London Dry
1 oz. Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
1 Dash Angostura Orange Bitters
Stir until very cold and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.