The martini has to be my all-time favourite cocktail. Smooth, sophisticated and when perfectly chilled, perfect for sipping. And as any home bar enthusiast knows you cannot make a great martini without vermouth, any more than you can without gin. The two go together just like... Well, they just do.
You would like to make a gin Martini at home but are unsure exactly how to go about it. On the face of it, the Martini is the easiest cocktail to make with only 2 or 3 ingredients, starting with gin and vermouth. But a really good Martini requires precision and care. So where do you start?