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The Churchill Martini

The Churchill Martini

The Churchill Martini

  • gin
  • martini
  • martinis
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep: 3 min

A quirky and complicated man, Winston Churchill was known for his love of libations. When asked how he would like his gin martini prepared he replied “I would like to observe the vermouth from across the room while I drink my martini." Served chilled and neat, this drink contains nothing more than gin and ice in close proximity to a bottle of vermouth. Wacky and unique just like it's name sake.


  • 2.5 ounces Plymouth Gin
  • 1 scoop of ice
  • 1 cocktail olive to garnish


  • Mixing glass
  • Martini glass
  • Bar spoon

How to Mix

  1. Add gin to a mixing glass full of ice and stir to combine.
  2. While stirring glance occasionally at a bottle of vermouth from across the room.
  3. Pour into a chilled glass.
  4. Garnish with a single cocktail olive.