If you want a diamond martini, you’ll want to keep it cold… I feel really cold! It is a delicious twist on a vodka martini and is both simple to make and very tasty. All you need to do is plan ahead and make sure your ingredients are well chilled. There is a difference between the diamond martini and the traditional vodka martini as the vodka is pre-chilled by placing it in the freezer. Despite what some might say, the liquor will not freeze (unless you place it in a deep freezer). In addition, you’ll want to put your dry vermouth bottle in the refrigerator so it stays chilled – this is actually the preferred way to store open bottles of the fortified wine. Also, make sure you are using a frozen cocktail glass, removing it from the freezer right before pouring the drink. When everything is frosty and delicious, a refreshing -but potent – beverage is ready to combine!
The best way to make any martini your own is to customize it. You can make up for the increased volume by adding more vermouth and less vodka if you want a drier martini. You can mix the flavors by shaking the diamond martini or stirring it to dilute it. If you wish to add an extra edge to the drink, you can add three or four dashes of bitters. Martinis are usually served with bitters such as orange and aromatic. In addition to being transparent, this one will also work well for many different flavors, including grapefruit, lavender, lemon, and peach.
The best spirits for a martini are something that any barkeeper will tell you. It is impossible to mask the taste of a bad spirit from a low-quality spirit in this cocktail, since it is entirely made of liquor, and no fruit or other ingredients are used. You can buy one of the popular brands of premium vodka to make the recipe, or you can use it as an excuse to explore new bottles of luxury vodka that catch your eye at the liquor store. After a while, dry vermouth starts to lose its flavor and will need to be replaced by fresh vermouth. If your bottle has been open for more than a few months, I recommend replacing it. When you carefully rub the lemon peel around the rim of a glass, you add a bright splash of flavor that will hit your lips as soon as you take a sip.