We talk to Sother Teague about his new book I'm Just Here for the Drinks.
It's the Bartender Journey Podcast #261
Cocktail of the Week:
The Classic Martini is made with 1 part dry vermouth and 2 parts Gin. It is stirred, not shaken. The classic garnish is olives. Superstition says it should be an ODD number of olives - an even number is bad luck. James Bond orders a "Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred", because that is the exception to the rule. If he just ordered a "Martini" it would be made with Gin and stirred, because that is the classic recipe.
Try a great variation on a Martini - 1 part Dry Vermouth, 2 parts Gin a dash of Orange Bitters. Garnish with an Orange Twist.