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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?"


  • 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


  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.