Bloodhound

Ingredients

  • 120 ml gin
  • 60 ml dry vermouth
  • 5 cubes ice cubes
  • 60 ml sweet vermouth
  • 1 handful strawberry

Directions

  1. Combine the gin, vermouths and strawberries in a blender.
  2. Add a little ice and blend until smooth.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.

Martini

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces gin (Beefeater, Tanqueray, or Bombay Sapphire—something around 94 proof)
  • 1/2 ounce Noilly Prat dry white vermouth
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Chill a martini glass in the freezer for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the gin and vermouth into a stainless-steel cocktail shaker or a chilled tumbler.
  3. Place 8 to 10 ice cubes in the shaker or tumbler, stir vigorously for about 20 seconds with a long-handled spoon, and strain into the chilled martini glass.
  4. How you finish off the martini is a matter of taste. A twist is the classiest way to go and yields the cleanest-tasting drink. An olive is the traditional garnish, and it looks cool. Take your pick.