Fifty-Fifty Martini
Fifty-Fifty Martini

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Fifty-Fifty Martini

Sale price£4,000.00

Gin, Extra Dry Vermouth

An approachable, equal parts twist.

Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm / 39.2 x 39.2 in

Happiness is finding two olives in your martini when you are hungry.

Johnny Carson

The Martini, undeniably the world's most renowned and iconic cocktail, remains a timeless classic. Traditionally associated with a strong gin presence and varying proportions of extra dry vermouth, garnished with a lemon twist or olive, it has defined sophistication for decades.

However, in recent times, the rise of the low and no alcohol movement has brought the 50:50 Martini into the spotlight as a lighter and more approachable alternative. This contemporary variation maintains a perfect balance by equalising the proportions of gin and vermouth. The result is a Martini that retains the elegance and sophistication of its predecessor but with a more accessible flavour profile.

As tastes and preferences evolve, this contemporary twist on the Martini has carved its place, appealing to those seeking a milder yet still elegant libation. It showcases the adaptability and enduring allure of the Martini, ensuring its place as an everlasting symbol of sophistication and taste.


1.5oz / 45ml Extra dry vermouth 

1.5oz / 45ml Gin 

Lemon twist &/or olive

Prepare a lemon twist or olive garnish. Fill a martini or nick & nora with cubed ice and put it to one side. Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass and fill with cubed ice. Stir for 15-20 seconds. Discard the cubed ice from the service glass and pour the cocktail into it. Garnish with a lemon twist, olives or both.