It’s Been a Long Week: Bombay Sapphire Classic Martini Cocktail


Image: Essential Homme, Bombay Sapphire.

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation to you for just being yourself, dammit. Make a glass or two on us, you deserve it.


Bombay Sapphire Classic Martini Cocktail
Once deemed “the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet” by the twentieth century scholar H. L. Mencken, the classic Martini recipe sips even smoother with a touch of vermouth and a generous pour of Bombay Sapphire.



  • 2 oz. Bombay Sapphire
  • 1.5 oz. Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth
  • Olives
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Image: Essential Homme, Martini & Rossi, Bombay Sapphire.


Fill half of a shaker with ice. Coat the inside of the shaker with vermouth, discard the ice and vermouth, and refill with new ice. Pour in Bombay Sapphire holding the base of the glass shaker. Stir—never shake—until ice cold and pour into a chilled martini glass.