50:50 Freezer Martini

the esquire tavern freezer martini cocktail recipeIngredients:
750mL bottle of Navy Strength Gin (recommended: Hayman’s Royal Dock)
1 bottle of Dry Vermouth (recommended: Dolin Dry)
1 lemon peel
Castelvetrano olives (optional)

Wash hands for 20 seconds. Empty half of one bottle into a clean measuring cup, pour half of the other bottle into that bottle to fill it, and then what’s in the measuring cup back in the other bottle to fill that one. Put both full bottles in the freezer, wait a couple hours & then pour yourself a Martini. Express the oil of a lemon peel over the drink for enhanced aromatics. Optional: Enjoy some Castelvetrano olives on the side, or even add some olive juice to your mix to taste.

Recipe courtesy of The Esquire Tavern Beverage Director Houston Eaves
Photo courtesy of Kody Melton.