Its Friday, we've survived the week and its time for cocktails.
In the spirit of my postings about Mad Men and its strong style influences, I thought we should consider cocktails from that era: Martinis.
From a 1956 Professional Mixing Guide, here is a "Classic" (Dry) Martini:
1/3 Dry Vermouth
Stir in cracked ice, strain into a cocktail glass dressed with olive or pearl onions. Twist lemon peel over top.
If Gin isn't your spirit of choice, perhaps you prefer rum. Here is a recipe from the same 1956 Professional Mixing Guide for a fun-sounding drink called Between-the-Sheets:
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. Puerto Rican or Cuban Rum (Gold Label)
1/2 oz. Triple sec
1/2 oz. Brandy
Shake well with cracked ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
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Enjoy your cocktails. Enjoy your weekend. Cheers!