January 12, 2020

Sunday evening Martinis

A Sunday evening is a perfect time for a Martini.

I usually have one after all the Sunday roast tasks are taken care of, and there is that beautiful moment of a window of time before the food is ready.  A good friend refers to it as that time when “…you put the roast in the oven and until it is ready, the rest of the time is pretty much your own…”

I make good use of this time with a well-made Gibson, which is a Gin Martini with a coupe of cocktail onions as garnish. I also make them “wet”, which means I use more dry Vermouth than usual.


Sunday evening Martinis

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How To Make: Gibson


  • 50ml of Fine Gin
  • A dash of Dry Vermouth
  • Garnish with cocktail onions on a stick
  • Preferred glass would be a frosted Martini glass

Stir the gin and vermouth with ice in a cocktail mixing jug. Strain into a chilled Martini glass.

Garnish with cocktail onions, preferably on a bamboo stick.

Drink it fast while it's still frosty, preferably listening to Jazz music, and optimally in NYC with a guy named Angus Loten.