VodkaPundit

Drink Like the Pros!

There are only three drinks VodkaPundit endorses for drunkblogging purposes: The gin or vodka martini, and scotch.

Here’s how to prepare each to perfection.

The VodkaPundit Martini

You’ll need:

Ketel One Citroen Vodka (it’s got this wonderfully chunky mouth feel).
A chilled martini glass.
A cocktail shaker.
A handful of whole ice cubes (not crushed).

Shake the vodka vigorously over ice for 15 seconds, then strain into the glass. I’ve trained myself so that 50 vigorous shakes takes exactly 15 seconds. That’s devotion to your craft.

The Perfect Gin Martini

You’ll need:

Bombay Sapphire Gin.
One twist of lemon zest.
One small splash of dry vermouth.
A chilled martini glass.
A cocktail shaker.
A handful of whole ice cubes (not crushed).

Pour a small amount of vermouth into your glass, swirl, and shake out the excess. Run the lemon zest over the rim of the glass, then drop it in. Shake the gin vigorously over ice for 15 seconds, then strain into the glass.

Scotch

You’ll need:

The best damn scotch you can afford.
A rocks glass.

Pour as much of the first item as you think you’ll need into the second item. Repeat as needed.