Dwell Store Gift Guide: For the Entertainer
While your favorite at-home bartender may have gotten swept up in the mixology craze, we think she’ll appreciate a gift that takes it back to a classic—the gin martini. Have her ditch that old cocktail shaker and present her with Yukiwa's, a 24-karat gold-plated cocktail shaker that evokes the iconic three-piece cobbler shaker, but with a Midas touch. Pair the shaker with a set of gold-plated jiggers, and a cocktail mixing glass and gold-plated barspoon if she prefers her cocktails stirred.
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Add this classic gin martini recipe to your gift, and we bet she’ll whip you up a cocktail to commend your gift. In fact, we think once she sees our 24-karat gold-plated barware collection, she’ll throw an entire party just to celebrate.
The Classic Gin Martini
- 2 ½ oz. gin
- ½ oz. dry vermouth
- 3 olives for garnish
- Several ice cubes
- Use both of the jiggers. The 2 oz. jigger can be used for the gin.
- The 1 oz. jigger conveniently turns over to a ½ oz. capacity: Use the ½ oz. side for the remaining gin and the vermouth and pour into the cocktail shaker over the ice.
- Close the shaker and vigorously shake.
- Strain the martini into a cocktail glass, and garnish with olives.
Quick, easy, and classic, this recipe will be heightened by the 24-karat gold-plated collection, which is striking enough to be left on display after use. With this gift, your favorite entertainer will be rendered speechless, unless of course, she’s making a toast to you!