The Botanist: 50:50 Martini

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50:50 Martini

The 50:50 Martini is a great way to enjoy a classic Martini experience but with a slightly lower ABV content. It is a less intense flavour but still allows the aromatics of the vermouth to play perfectly with the balanced botanical notes of The Botanist.

By: Katie Smith


  • 45ml/1.5oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
  • 45ml/1.5oz Dry vermouth (chilled from the fridge)
  • Classic garnish: Lemon peel twist
  • Alternative garnish: Lemon balm


  1. Chill a Nick and Nora glass by filling it with ice
  2. Fill a mixing glass with 2/3 good-quality ice
  3. Add all the ingredients and stir continuously for at least 30 seconds to allow the ingredients to chill and dilute slightly
  4. Empty the ice out of the glass
  5. Strain into your chilled glass
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist or lemon balm


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