As celebrities share their favorite cocktails and expert tips, Martha Stewart shook up her Martha Martini. Do you have her secret ingredient in the house?
Are you ready to shake up Martha Stewart’s Martha Martini? Recently, many celebrity chefs and other celebrities have taken to social media to share their favorite cocktails. As virtual happy hours are becoming the new way to socialize, that signature drink can be a fun way to get people talking.
Given the current situation, some people are finding that happy hour, nighttime libation or Netflix cocktail pairings can be the sip of happy at the end of another long day. While Ina Garten might start mixing her Cosmo at 9 a.m., a great cocktail can bring a little normal back to the current situation.
Recently, Marta Stewart created her Martha Martini for everyone. While her version included ¼ cup vermouth and 4 cups of Belvedere Vodka, this martini can be scaled a little smaller. Or, if you have a large family, you can keep the larger size.
Thinking about Martha’s martini, she chooses Belvedere vodka. This Polish vodka appeals to Martha, maybe it is because of her Polish background.
Belvedere Vodka is the world’s first ultra-premium vodka. The word belvedere is translated to mean “a place from which one sees beauty.” With a rich history, this vodka has found a strong fan base.
Additionally, Belvedere vodka is “all natural, contains zero additives or added sugar.” The brand is committed to creating a vodka that is worthy of its rich Polish heritage.
If you are wanting to shake up a Martha Martini, here’s how to make one.
"MARTHA MARTINI1/4 cup of Vermouth4 cups of Belvedere VodkaLemon Twist GarnishDIRECTIONSCombine ingredients in a shaker with ice, then shake until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist"
According to Martha, the key is knowing when the shaker is cold enough. She said, “wait until the whole shaker becomes cloudy with cold, like, film.” That perfectly chilled cocktail elevates the taste.
While Martha used lemon zest, you can add some different garnishes. For example, the Belvedere Classic Martini uses a grapefruit twist.
Here’s how to make a Belvedere Classic Martini.
"BELVEDERE CLASSIC MARTINI2 oz / 60ml Belvedere Vodka.25 oz / 7ml French Fortified WinePink Grapefruit Twist GarnishDIRECTIONSCombine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir over ice until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a pink grapefruit twist"
While these vodka martinis are just two options, the classic cocktail is always a great choice. Since the cocktail is relatively simple, remember to choose the best ingredients. Just like a recipe, the taste is only as good as the ingredients used.
Are you shaking up more cocktails at home? What is your favorite cocktail for a virtual happy hour?