Bottled Martini

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

There’s nothing quite as satisfying after a long day as an ice cold Martini. But making that perfect Martini can be a challenge. The cocktail is all about achieving the golden ratio of melted ice to booze, which requires patience and practice, right? Not anymore. Bottling your Martinis means you’ll not only have a freezer full of happy hour supplies, but also you’ll be able to engineer the ultimate Martini with just the right amount of dilution. Simply mix gin and vermouth in a bowl or pitcher (no stirring required), add just the right amount of water (we did that math for you, you’re welcome), bottle and freeze. All that’s left to do is relax and enjoy your drink.

Note: Makes enough for 13 x 6-oz Champagne bottles. Each 6-oz bottle contains 2 servings. Before attempting, consult our guide to bottling cocktails.

FLAVOR PROFILE
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STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Prepare 13 6-oz Champagne bottles and crown caps by boiling them and drying them.

Step two

Add gin, dry vermouth and water to a large bowl or pitcher.

Step three

Using a funnel, pour the cocktail into the bottles, leaving about an inch of space at the top. Cap immediately with crown caps and a capper.

Step four

Label with a sharpie (so you know what it is) and freeze.

Step five

When serving, garnish with your choice of either a lemon twist, 2 dashes of orange bitters, an olive or a cocktail onion.

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