For some people just having the vermouth near by is enough. If your idea of a great martini is cold gin and the thought of vermouth, this is the martini for you. Though not technically a martini, it has been a favorite of some notable names. Winston Churchill preferred ice-cold gin with a bow toward France in lieu of the vermouth. Alfred Hitchcock felt the closest he needed to be to vermouth was across the room. Finally, Queen Elizabeth II likes her gin with three lemon slices.
- 3 oz. Gin
- Lemon twist or Green Cocktail Olive