Recipe | The Perfect VirGINia Martini

“I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini” – Mae West, in the 1937 film, Every Day’s a Holiday”

According to Tim’s fork-cast, we’ll need a lot of those dry martinis coming up. Fortunately, there are some great gins in VirGINIia , including James River Distillery’s [Richmond][LINK] Commonwealth Gin and Continental Gin.

Recipe after the Jump 

Here’s how to make an absolutely fabulous dry martini: in a small glass pitcher, add 2-½ ounces gin and a ½ ounce dry vermouth. Optionally, add 1 dash of orange bitters. Add a handful of ice to the pitcher, and, with a long spoon or stirrer, stir the martini for a few minutes, or until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

For information on distilled spirits in Virginia, check out the Virginia Distillery Association [LINK]

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