Getting down with a dirty martini is always a good way to end the week, and now that World Martini Day is upon us, there's no reason to shy away from getting elegantly tipsy.
Everyone has their own ideal of the perfect martini. Vodka or gin? Lemon or olives? Dry or wet? Whether you prefer it shaken or stirred, Belvedere Vodka's found a way to put the perennial vodka-gin debate to bed. Their solution? Combine both vodka and gin. Then garnish with grapefruit. Purists, turn away. This isn't a recipe for you. But for the rest of us who'll embrace any reason to toast to the tipple, here's one for the road:
Reverse Vesper Martini
Here's what you'll need
60ml Belvedere Vodka
20ml Premium London Dry Gin
10ml Lillet Blanc
How to make it
Pour vodka, gin, and Lillet Blanc into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until very cold. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with grapefruit peel.