Quarantined + Martini = Quarantini

by Jul 20, 2020Food & Drink, North Brunswick, Recipes

Whip up my favorite martini for all your house-bound adventures, with or without friends.

When hearing the word martini, my brain goes directly to Michael Godard and his famous paintings of playful olives and martinis. Godard is a famous artist who was most popular in the early 2000s and known as the “Rockstar of the Art World.” He is one of my favorite artists, and I have a few of his prints displayed in my home. I have also been spending a lot of time in my home due to being quarantined. Recently, I glanced up at my Godard piece of olives jumping in a martini as if it were a swimming pool — and I decided to make a martini.

Creating a martini can be quite controversial. Gin or vodka? Shake or stir? Lemon or olive? It can be daunting to choose appropriately, so for this recipe, I am going with what I like and know: vodka, shake and both lemon and olive.

There are three requirements I look for in a martini. First, I want a super-frosty glass, which is why I prefer shaking it over stirring. Second, I want exactly three olives. One olive would be ok if I wanted a dirty martini (with olive brine) but never two or four. It is considered bad luck to have an even number of olives in your drink, and I believe in superstition. Finally, I prefer vodka over gin for my martini.

I’ll be honest: I felt bougie walking around the house in my robe and slippers with my exquisitely prepared martini. The quarantine lifestyle had me behaving out of the norm, but I think I’m becoming the Rockstar of the Quarantini.

 

Print Recipe
Quarantini
Course Drink
Cuisine cocktail
Keyword martini
Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings
drink
Ingredients
Course Drink
Cuisine cocktail
Keyword martini
Prep Time 3 minutes
Servings
drink
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pour vermouth and vodka into cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  3. Twist the oil from lemon peel onto the drink and rub the peel around the edge of the glass.
  4. Lastly, garnish with three queen olives.

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