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Drinking Lessons: The Shaken Stuff

Luna tries to make a martini for the first time ever…and boy, does this podcast ever justify itself when he does. Once his spirit guides determine that his ingredients aren’t quite up to par, they set about teaching him the various historical possibilities of the drink’s origin while instructing him that no, you don’t use sweet vermouth, and yes, you do twist the lemon over the glass before you drink, and no, your martini should never be brown at any stage of the game.

Here's our recipe for a basic gin martini:

  • 3.5 oz gin
  • .5 oz dry vermouth
  • Olive
  • Lemon peel

Pour the gin and vermouth into a cocktail shaker with some ice and give it a few good stirs, about 10 seconds worth. Then strain the liquid into a martini glass, twist a lemon peel over the top, and garnish with an olive or two!

Pretty simple, right? Well...maybe not. Here's what Luna came up with when he tried to make his first martini:


Luna's Martini.

Notice the deep brown color.


A closer look

at the Lunatini reveals no answers, only more confusion.