We love a good martini. There’s something about that cocktail, dry or dirty, that makes us feel, well, fancy. It could be the wide-rimmed glass named specifically for the cocktail. It could be the flourish of a buttery olive or a bright twist of lemon. But we’re pretty sure it’s the interplay of spirits that are great to begin with that makes for the final masterpiece.
This swanky gift bag comes packed with everything needed to make two mega-good martini styles: There’s a super-versatile, clean vodka that plays with other cocktail elements very, very well; an exquisite, London dry style American gin; and an extra-dry vermouth that impressively balances more than 15 herbs and spices.
Measure each component carefully with our new favorite jigger (it’s got easy-to-read measuring marks!), and bring it all together with the help of an expertly designed bar spoon with twisted handle for super-smooth stirring.
INDIE GIN MARTINI
.25 oz Vya Extra Dry Vermouth
2.5 oz Russell Henry London Dry Gin
3 olives, for garnish
1. Combine vermouth and gin in a mixing glass with ice.
2. Stir at least 20 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass.
3. Garnish with olives.
Makes 1 cocktail
INDIE VODKA MARTINI
.5 oz Vya Extra Dry Vermouth
2.5 oz Industry Standard Vodka
Hella Bitter Citrus Bitters
Lemon twist, for garnish
1. Combine vermouth and vodka in a mixing glass with ice.
2. Stir at least 20 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add 2 dashes citrus bitters and garnish with lemon twist. Or, make this one dirty and add .5 ounce green olive brine to the mixing glass and replace lemon twist with three olives.
Makes 1 cocktail
Our goal is to always send out the freshest possible small-batch goodies. Occasionally we'll ship something slightly different than what's listed here, but we promise it will be equally delicious!