50 People Try to Make a Martini

Is the old James Bond adage, 'shaken, not stirred,' actually the best advice when it comes to making a martini? Watch as 50 people attempt to shake, stir and mix a martini.

Released on 12/18/2018

Transcript

00:00
Just go for it.
00:13
[dramatic classical music]
00:16
[laughing]
00:18
Never made a martini.
00:20
You think as much as I drink I'd know how to do this.
00:22
This is going to be interesting.
00:24
So I don't know what's in a martini.
00:25
You gave me everything, so, gonna use everything.
00:28
Usually you have to shake something, in here.
00:31
[metal crashing]
00:34
Okay.
00:36
So I'm just not exactly sure,
00:38
how much I'm supposed to put in.
00:40
I know there are parts and it's like,
00:42
two parts something, one part something.
00:45
I have no idea.
00:46
I'm going to just pour some stuff in here
00:48
and see what happens.
00:49
Okay.
00:53
Two ounces vodka.
00:56
One and half parts of gin.
01:00
Is this what really goes into martinis?
01:02
We're just gonna use this 'cuz it looks cool.
01:04
A lot of vermouth, like a little vermouth?
01:08
Who knows?
01:09
I know sometimes it's got olives in it.
01:10
So I'll just put some olives in here.
01:13
And maybe, shake it?
01:20
Am I shaking this right?
01:25
[laughs]
01:29
So now that we have our salt, to decorate the glass.
01:31
We're just gonna go for the pour.
01:34
[groaning]
01:35
Yeah I don't know how to get this off anymore.
01:37
Oh!
01:40
Pour it in there.
01:45
Do you drink it with the ice?
01:47
Yes, you do.
01:49
There's the piece de resistance.
01:53
And there you have it.
01:54
That's some liquor mixed together.
01:57
Oh my god!
01:58
[laughing]
01:59
I don't know what else goes into a,
02:00
what else goes into a martini?
02:02
For my martinis I prefer two and a quarter ounce gin,
02:05
to one half ounce dry vermouth.
02:12
I think gin tastes disgusting
02:14
so I'm gonna make a vodka martini.
02:16
Like my man James Bond.
02:22
And then I've got some vermouth.
02:23
Between and a quarter and a half ounce.
02:28
Let's make it a dirty martini.
02:30
Why not?
02:32
So then you're gonna put in your ice.
02:34
All the way to the top.
02:38
We're doing it James Bond this time.
02:41
Here we go.
02:42
[cocktail shaker rattling]
02:48
Okay.
02:49
Then you pour it in.
02:53
Look at our pour.
02:55
Couple of olives in there.
02:57
I'll go three.
02:58
Float 'em in there.
02:59
Et voila!
03:00
Cheers!
03:01
Oh god.
03:05
Oh, ooh, yes, let's go to the club.
03:10
[tape rewinding]
03:13
I'm gonna show you how to make a martini.
03:16
I get some ice.
03:17
Before I even start to make my drink,
03:20
I'm gonna chill my glass.
03:22
Ice in my glass, and a little bit of water.
03:25
That'll sit there, get nice and chilled.
03:27
The classic debate with a martini, is it shaken or stirred.
03:30
If you shake it, it's gonna be watered down a little,
03:32
you're gonna have ice crystals floating in it,
03:34
if you stir it's just gonna be a little stronger.
03:36
I personally like to shake it,
03:37
I like my martinis super cold.
03:39
So I start with good quality vodka,
03:41
I'm gonna do about a four ounce pour for this.
03:43
Okay, I think that we're feeling generous today.
03:46
Okay so I measure it out, and then I get my ice.
03:51
Don't be skimpy on the ice.
03:54
Make sure your lid is on nice and tight,
03:56
notice I have my finger on the top
03:59
and I'm wrapping my hand around the shaker
04:01
so this doesn't fly off, good solid shake, okay?
04:04
[cocktail shaker rattling]
04:06
You actually wanna see frost or condensation
04:09
on the top of your shaker, on the outside of your shaker.
04:11
[cocktail shaker rattling]
04:15
Okay, so what I'm gonna do now is I'm gonna take my glass,
04:19
I'm gonna dump out my ice water, give it a shake,
04:22
get any excess water out and then I'm gonna add my vermouth.
04:25
I add my vermouth, and not a lot
04:27
'cuz basically I'm gonna throw this out.
04:29
And basically I'm just gonna swirl it around,
04:32
just so I get the taste of vermouth
04:34
and then I'm gonna throw it out.
04:36
Shake it out.
04:38
I'm gonna add three or four olives,
04:39
probably four small ones.
04:42
Nice and cold, pour it over the olives.
04:47
Make sure you get it all out.
04:51
Okay and what I'm looking for
04:52
are those nice ice chips at the top
04:54
and that's how you make a vodka martini.
04:58
Salut!
04:59
[dramatic classical music]
05:04
Egh.
05:06
Yeah there's way too much olive juice in this,
05:10
I may have another sip though, just to be sure.
05:16
Yeah this is absolutely awful.
05:18
[dramatic classical music]