The Churchill Martini, made famous by Sir Winston Churchill
One bottle of ice cold gin
One unopened bottle of vermouth
- Stir gin and ice together.
- Gaze at the unopened bottle of vermouth while stirring.
- Strain into chilled glass.
- Add olive for garnish.
Yes, essentially what you get is a glass of gin. Winston Churchill liked his Martinis served without the vermouth actually being added to the drink, just present in the same room. He is quoted as saying of the drink, “Glance at the vermouth bottle briefly while pouring the juniper distillate freely”.