The Botanist: Perfect Martini

Perfect Martini

Perfect Martini

The closest recipe to the Martinez and the mythical origins of the Martini, the ‘Perfect’ Martini is sweeter on the palette with higher tannin levels, allowing it to play perfectly with The Botanist.

By: Katie Smith


  • 45ml/1.5oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
  • 22.5ml/0.75oz dry vermouth (fridge chilled)
  • 22.5ml/0.75oz sweet vermouth (fridge chilled)
  • Classic garnish: lemon peel twist
    (For a sustainable 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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