Martini Preparation

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Here are some simple and innovative Martini recipes, some are standard and some are modern. Any recipe that is in BLUE is a special in house recipe designed by the staff of The Lounge Sound. Enjoy!

So your excited to get on with making Martinis! Good lets get right to it. The following instructions apply to 99% of Martinis, so just apply them to all receipts below, unless otherwise stated to do something different.

Now to make a proper Martini, you need to have at least a standard Martini shaker, they are pretty cheap and easy to come by, any grocery store should have them or even a place like Target, Sears, Zellers, La Baie, or even Martini Shakers at Amazon

Having nice Martini glasses is nice too, however if you do not have any, you may use any glass of your choosing except plastic glasses, that’s just sacrilege, and does not pay homage to the whole genre of drinking Martinis. You should be able to find Martini glasses easily, even at the dollar store!

Now lets start, first off, the first Martini of the day should be made and drank at 4pm, this is tradition!
If its not currently 4 O’clock now, stop and wait,or  if its currently 3pm in an EST time zone, that means its 4pm in Barbados, so your good to go!

Ok, so its finally 4 O’clock, Grab your shaker, add lots of ice, lots of ice is good.  Measure and pour  all your liquid ingredients over the ice. Now put the top of the shaker on the shaker, and make sure its on tight or your able to have a mess on your hands and also waste all that precious valuable liquid gold in there.  Now,  before you shake we must prepare for the shaking of said Martini.

Notice how I said prepare to shake, you see Martinis are a tradition, that go a way back. Martinis are famous from the days of Old and especially from Vegas where partying everyday was the norm. Now instead of partying, you can just Lounge around with a couple friends while listening to some good tunes, but when it comes down to it, a good drink with good friends and some great music should be considered a party!

Now the important part! Turn up the volume and push the play button below and start to shake!
Remember to shake for at least 30 seconds!

Once the 30 to 40 seconds of shaking is done, remove the small top of the shaker, there will be a screen/strainer of sorts  to prevent the ice from pouring into the glass.  Make sure to  pour your fresh love mixture into a chilled Martini glass and add your garnish, if any, IE; olive, lemon slice, orange slice, etc.
Now with tradition in mind please try to take your first sip of the Martini before the end of that song, after that you may have another 🙂

 

ENJOY!

 

 

 

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The Baklava Martini

1 1/2 oz  Gin
1/2 oz  Amaretto Liqueur
1/2 oz Creme de Cacao
3/4 oz of sugar syrup
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon

 

 

 

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The Original Dirty Gin Martini

2 oz (or approx 60ml) Gin
1/4 oz (or approx 10ml) Dry Vermouth
2 or 3 green olives

 

 

 

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The Classic Gin Martini

75ml (or approx 2+ 1/2 oz) Gin
15ml (or approx 1/4 oz) Dry Vermouth
1 green olive OR a twist of lemon peel

 

 

 

The Modern Vodka Martini

2 oz (approx 60 ml) of your favorite vodka
1/8 oz (approx 5 ml or 1 teaspoon) Dry Vermouth
1 green olive
a twist of lemon peel

 

 

 

Dry Martini

2 oz (or approx 60 ml) good quality English Gin (we use Tanqueray)
1/4 oz (or approx 7 ml) Noilly Pratt Dry Vermouth
dash orange bitters (we use Regans’)
twist of orange peel (or olives if you prefer)

 

 

 

Really Really dry Martini

3 1/2 oz of of good quality Gin 
Bottle of Dry Vermouth
Splash of Lemon or olive

**  Special Instructions:  before you shake the Gin and splash of lemon, take the bottle of Vermouth, do not open it, now wave it in a circular motion over top of the open shaker 3 times, now close the shaker and shake as normal. You now have a super dry Martini!

 

Apple Martini Ingredients

1 oz (approx 30ml) Vodka
1 oz (approx 30ml) Sour Apple Schnapps or Green SourPuss(better color)
1 oz (approx 30ml) apple juice
3 ice cubes
1 slice green apple

 

 

Fragoli Martini

2 1/2 oz of Vodka
1 to 1 and 1/2 oz of Fragoli
Shvitz of Lemon Juice
Slice of lime for garnish

 

 

 

Cranberry Martini

1 oz vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
3 oz cranberry juice*
chopped ice
lemon slice, for zing and garnish

 

 

Basil Martini

4oz (or approx 120ml) Vodka
1/2 oz (or approx 15ml) Vermouth
Some small ice pieces for  chewing

3 – 4 basil leaves (fresh is *always* best), lightly crushed.
Combine the Vodka with the basil leaves in a small jug, cover with plastic/ saran wrap, and refrigerate.
The longer you can leave the basil to infuse the Vodka, the stronger the end result.

 

 

Blue Curacao Martini

2 oz of Vodka
1 oz of Blue Curacao
1/2 oz orange juice or 1 full oz, to taste
Shvitz of Lemon
Garnish with Lemon peel or an orange peel/slice

 

 

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Chocolate Martini

1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger chocolate liqueur
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger creme de cacao
1 tablespoon vodka
2 1/2 fluid ounces non-dairy vanilla-flavored creamer
2 teaspoons chocolate syrup