I like my martinis. I like ’em clean. Usually with a good gin and some vermouth. Purity is what I seek. And Purity is what Master Blender Thomas Kuuttanen dreamed of making with his vodka. While I rarely ask for vodka martinis, the Purity martini stands apart. Ever imagined a martini that substitutes water for vermouth? According to Kuuttanen, the water in his Purity martini isn’t used to dilute the cocktail: “Who would want to dilute their baby?” he reassures. Instead it creates a chemical reaction in which the starch from the wheat and barley reacts with the water, enhancing the aromas and flavors. Tasting is believing.
(By Thomas Kuuttanen, Master Blender, Purity Vodka)
2 oz Purity Vodka
1 oz water (tap or still mineral)
Mix Purity Vodka and water in a shaker filled with ice. Filter. Pour into a chilled martini glass.
Here are Thomas’ special instructions for serving:
Serve with a small twist of lime on the side (no white left on the peel) or, if olives are desired, serve them as a snack on the side.
As for me, well I’m Ms. Bond, I’ll have martini with a salad for lunch or at cocktail hour to wind down for the day. It’s a staple in my Bond life.