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Room Temperature Martini No. 1

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At Cure in New Orleans, co-owner Neal Bodenheimer believes Arctic temperatures aren’t the right way to approach such a nuanced drink. Instead, he thinks the Martini should be served only slightly chilled and—gasp!—closer to room temperature.

This recipe originally appeared as part of "Are Martinis Better at Room Temperature?"

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Booth's dry gin
  • 2 oz Montanaro bianco vermouth
  • 3/4 oz Chilled water
  • 14 drops Lemon bitters
  • 8 drops Orange bitters
  • Garnish: Lemon peel

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir.

  2. Strain into a slightly chilled coupe or Martini glass.

  3. Garnish with a lemon peel.