Martinis in the Garden

Drink

recipe and image: Mike Koon, Koon’s Saloon Mobile Bartending Service

Leave behind the daily grind and join Botanical Garden of the Ozarks for a casual evening of local art, live music, and hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the 2017 Art & Cocktails in the Garden! Surround yourself with the vibrant, early-summer beauty of the Garden of the Ozarks as you enjoy the Garden’s art installations, an art show featuring local artists, a drop-in interactive art project, craft beer, and the evening’s signature drink—martinis! Mike Koon of Koon’s Saloon Mobile Bartending Service will be shaking up the martinis that evening.

A good tip for the perfect martini is to chill your martini glasses in the freezer for at least 10 minutes prior to serving.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 ½ oz. simple syrup
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon twist garnish

Method

Place vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour the strained martini in a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

 


Bonus recipes

Cosmopolitan Martini

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • ½ oz. triple sec
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. cranberry juice
  • Lemon twist garnish

Method

Place vodka, triple sec, fresh lime juice and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour the strained martini in a chilled glass and garnish with lemon twist.

 

Martini

Ingredients

  • 3½ oz. vodka
  • ¼ – ¾ oz. dry vermouth (tastes vary)
  • Garnish with stuffed olives

Method

Place vodka and dry vermouth into a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Pour the strained martini in a chilled glass and garnish with a few stuffed olives.

 

Drink responsibly. Never drink and drive.

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