Winston Churchill was a great man in terms of drinking attributes, cigar-smoking panache, and sheer wit. His drink of choice was a gin martini, but the story goes, he preferred his martini without the vermouth but rather than absent completely, still in the room with the ability to glance at the bottle. He is quoted saying “Glance at the vermouth bottle briefly while pouring the juniper distillate freely.”
- 2 1/2 oz Gin
- Garnish: Olive
It doesn’t get easier than this for preparation. Shake gin in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an olive.