Julie Reiner’s Freezer Martini

Julie Reiner, Clover Club | Brooklyn, NY

Second place in our freezer Martini tasting was won by Julie Reiner, co-owner of the Brooklyn bars Clover Club and Leyenda. The tasters found it well-integrated and delicate, with none of the drink’s flavors dominating. “It makes me want more with each sip,” said PUNCH senior editor Chloe Frechette. “A very good before-dinner Martini,” noted bartender Meaghan Dorman. (Don’t look for this drink among the to-go offerings at Clover Club—it is Reiner’s at-home go-to.)

Ingredients

Yield: 750ml

  • 12 ounces gin, preferably Ford's
  • 3 ounces vermouth, preferably Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Ambrato
  • 3 ounces dry vermouth, preferably Dolin Dry
  • 10 dashes Angostura orange bitters
  • 3 1/2 ounces distilled water 

Garnish: lemon twist, tomolive

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a 750 milliliter bottle.
  2. Store the bottle in the freezer for several hours, or overnight.
  3. When ready to serve, pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon twist and tomolive.