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I do like to celebrate a day that celebrates one of my favorite cocktails. And it’s National Martini Day, so I’m pretty happy.

Now, I’ve run down some Martini variations before, and this time, I’m (once again) sharing my favorite way to make a Martini:

The Gibson Martini (on the BoozeGuru’s terms)

  • 3 ounces Beefeater Gin
  • 1/2 ounce Martini Dry Vermouth
The Gibson

The Gibson; shaken, up.

Fill your Boston Shaker half way with ice.
Add the ingredients to the shaker.
Shake until your hands hurt from the cold; then shake for ten seconds longer.
Strain and serve Up in a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with two cocktail onions.
Sit in your favorite lounge chair,
Turn on some Red Garland,
Kick back, and…