I love a good martini. Gin, a splash of vermouth and an olive. Cold please. Plain and simple. We keep the gin and vermouth in the frig during the summer and the shaker in the freezer.
A few years ago, John saw these martini glasses that are two pieces ~ the top, where you put your drink and the bottom, where you put the ice. So, I bought two. What a pain those are. Great in theory, but you have to keep up with the bottom part if you want to put your drink down. "Now where did I leave that bottom?" I'll take a regular ole martini glass, thank you kindly.
Now go and put your gin and vermouth in the frig.
Until next time.....