Reading cocktail books and bartender manuals usually does the trick when mixing drinks at home. But nothing beats a step-by-step video from cocktail expert Simon Ford. Simon recently partnered with Liquor.com to create a series of how-to cocktail videos. Click below for a walk-through guide to crafting three time-honored drinks — the classic Martini, James Bond’s Vesper Martini, and everyone’s favorite scurvy prevention technique, the Gimlet.
2 oz dry gin
3/4 oz dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice until cold, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with olives or a lemon twist.
3 oz gin
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz Lillet
Stir all ingredients with ice until cold, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a large lemon peel.
2 oz gin
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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