The best Gin martini cocktail

The Silver Fox, Gin Martini Cocktail Recipe by Heretic Spirits

The classic martini is a drink that is commonly bastardized and, out of respect for the cocktail, it should remain as it has always been. In keeping with that belief, we give you the Silver Fox, a gin martini cocktail with a full flavour profile of the gin’s botanicals in what is quite simply the classiest cocktail ever created. The martini should be dry, slightly dirty, ice cold, and crystal clear when presented. Any dry vermouth can be used, however, Dolin’s vermouth is light and allows the gin to do the heavy lifting.

How to Make the Best Gin Martini Cocktail

(The Silver Fox)

Gin Martini Cocktail Ingredients

  • 2 oz Heretic Gin
  • 0.25 oz Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 0.25 oz Olive brine
  • 2 Olives

Gin Martini Prep Time

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

Gin Martini Glassware

  • Martini glass
How to make a Gin martini

Fill a clean martini glass with ice and soda water (carbonation in the soda allows for the glass to become chilled faster and get colder than with flat water). Once glass is frosted, empty ice and soda.

How to make a Gin martini
Pour dry vermouth into the chilled glass and swirl for several seconds to coat the inside of the glass with a thin layer.
How to make a Gin martini
Empty the vermouth from the glass in the direction of Italy (East) then fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
How to make a Gin martini

Add gin and olive brine and stir (NOT SHAKE) for 20 seconds.

How to make a Gin martini

Strain contents slowly into the glass. Garnish with olines. Serve and enjoy!

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Audio Recipe For a Gin Martini Cocktail

History of the Gin Martini Cocktail

We set out to create an initial cocktail list for our spirits that would showcase how clean, robust and unique their flavour profiles are. In doing so, we wanted to pay respect to both our product and the members of our team that put in countless hours to make sure it was second to none. We started with a handful of cocktails that we’ve come to know and love over the years, the ones that made us fall in love with cocktails in the first place. Our goal was simple…

Innovate. Take the things we loved about the classics, and add our own Heretic twist to them.

It was an easy task, for the most part. Incorporating our premium spirits into these drinks immediately elevates their taste and level of sophistication. Add a splash of complementary flavouring and colour, and before you know it, you have a brand new craft cocktail that excites new drinkers while still satisfying the traditionalists.

Then came the Martini…

There are a lot of points in life when you’re forced to make a decision. You reach a juncture – a fork in the road. The right choice might not seem obvious, but a decision needs to be made nonetheless. This was our fork in the road. Down one path was innovation, and the other, tradition. Do we take the opportunity to do something creative, bold, and unorthodox, or do we stick with the old faithful recipe responsible for the popularization of gin in the Western world?

We chose tradition.

A perfect ratio of liquor to liqueur, and just the right amount of spice with a quarter ounce of olive brine. Any more, and it’s overpowering; any less and it’s redundant. Served ice cold with the most subtle hint of dry vermouth and garnished with large, green olives. Profound and picturesque, the Martini is, without a doubt, the unequivocal centre of the cocktail universe.

An added bonus to the Martini is that the most fitting food pairing is the olive at the bottom of your glass (especially when it’s been swimming in a gin as fine as ours). But if you’re looking for a meal more appropriate for the circumstance of a well-made classic martini, we suggest a steak dinner. Do us a favour and stay away from lean cuts. Instead, elect for something marbled, like a ribeye. Cook in a cast-iron skillet and slowly baste with butter, garlic, and rosemary, allowing the fat to render and slowly caramelize into a perfect medium-rare. When it comes to steak, just like the Martini, less is more. Simply season with coarse salt and fresh cracked pepper, and enjoy the only food pairing that suits the occasion.

After all, the Martini isn’t a cocktail. It’s THE cocktail.