How to make a dry martini the Roger Moore way

How to make a dry martini the Roger Moore way

March 17, 2015 0 By 007 Travelers
Photo: Raphael Stotzel/Schneider

“I prefer one with gin, but James Bond liked a vodka martini, “shaken not stirred” – which I never said, by the way. That was Sean Connery, remember him?”, says Roger Moore.

This is how Roger Moore makes them:

1. For a gin martini, use Tanqueray – it’s a soft gin and the best. Put an eggcup measure of Noilly Prat dry vermouth into a V-shaped martini glass and swirl it around to flavour the glass. Then tip the Noilly Prat into the cocktail shaker, swirl it around and throw away what’s left.

2. Put a couple of ice cubes into the shaker and add your measure of gin. Ideally, there should be a quarter of an inch of space between the top of the liquid and the top of the glass. If it is up to the rim, it could spill.

3. Give the cocktail mixer a little shake – don’t exhaust yourself – and then put it in the freezer.

4. Cut a slice of lemon and wipe the rim of the glass with the yellow zest (not the white pith), and put the glass in the freezer.

5. Half an hour later you are ready to pour. A proper cocktail shaker has a strainer so the ice cubes remain in it. Funnily enough, the silver shaker we use at our home in Monaco has 007 on it.

6. Serve with three little olives on a toothpick dunked in the drink. That way, if I happen to be with you, I can eat one of the olives and enjoy just the suspicion of a dry martini.

What else Roger Moore tells about the martinis, see it here. (The Guardian)

Source: Roger Moore on Twitter

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