The Martini is one of a small number of cocktails that are made bespoke for every individual. It is amazing that such a simple combination of ingredients can have so many ways of being brought together to make the final drink. A wise man (Max Warner) once coined it beautifully:
Making a Martini is like making a cup of tea.
Such a simple sentence that anyone – from professionals and connoisseurs to first time drinkers – can get their heads around. A cup of tea sounds like such a simple drink to make, however, we all understand that far more information is required to be able to actually fulfil such a request to the drinker’s exacting requirements. And so it is for the Martini too.