Stirred, Not Shaken: The Ultimate Martini Recipe

Episode 16 | May 24, 2016

Comedians hit some martinis hard while chatting about James Bond.

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A great martini recipe starts with the right hardware. You don't want to serve this cocktail in a solo cup. It's too classy for a back porch frat party. You're a working adult. You want to put on some music while you whip up a quick Rachel Ray dinner, then kick back with this sophisticated drink while you watch Lady Dynamite.

Martini Recipe Every Guest Will Love

Ryan Shaner, Lou Misiano, and Josh Arnolde join Brian Durkin for some early evening cocktails. In honor of James Bond, Brian served martinis. To pair with such an elegant drink Brian supplied the guys with an antipasto platter. The boys can't contain themselves and talk about literally everything. A lot of it pretty raunchy. For more information about the food and drinks scroll below. For now let's learn about the guests.

All The Guest Voices

Below is the picture of the hooligans that you heard on tape.

Ryan Shaner

A comic force you can't forget after you experience him. One of Philly's best comedians, it's no surprise he's on Comedy Central (online). Check out his spot on Delco Proper Season 1 Episode 3. Those living in the Philly area may recognize Shaner on stage at Helium. Follow him on Twitter to keep up with his latest gigs.

Lou Misiano

Do you love to hate on things? Lou understands. That's why he runs the hilarious Good Good Comedy show Burn It Down. This month they go after The Jersey Shore. Each show ends with a lucky audience member providing the Facebook profile of their ex for the comedians to roast. Stay up to date with Lou's happenings by following him on Twitter.

Josh Arnolde

A super funny dude, Josh doesn't understand bored. He acts, writes, and performs in comedic and dramatic productions. According to IMDb he's known for The Other Woman, because we all know that algorithm is spot on. Follow him on Twitter to stay up-and-up on his local performances. He just finished playing the lead in The Importance of Being Earnest, and more gigs are on the horizon.

The Drinks and Food

We picked up the food from a notorious delicatessen in Philadelphia. It has about 3 locations around the city. Snacks for the antipasto platter included prosciutto, olives, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella cheese balls.

Martini Recipe


  • Martini Glass
  • Boston Shaker
  • Tall Mixing Spoon
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Another Strainer

The gear can be purchased online or at a retailer. We recommend a restaurant and bar supply store. The prices are usually better plus you'll get the real gear bartenders actually use. If you can't find this stuff a glass and a spoon plus some type of fine strainer will suffice. As for the martini glass, if you don't have one you at least need a vessel with a stem or handle.

Martini Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz Dry or Extra Dry Gin
  • 1.0 oz Dry Vermouth
  • Olives
  • Lots of Ice

Put some ice in the glass. This will ensure the glass is closer to the temperature of the drink. A hot glass is no good and will through off the optimal temperature. Put the rest of the ice in your Boston shaker or mixing glass.Add the vermouth and stir. Do not shake. Stir enough to coat the ice with vermouth, then dump the remaining liquid. Make sure to use a strainer because you want to keep the coated ice. Add the gin and stir again with the coated ice. Do not shake. These ingredients are friends and mix together well, so no shaking needed. There is probably science behind exactly why which you can Google.Remove the ice from the glass and drop in an olive. Strain the drink into the glass and serve.

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Podcast Show Notes: Links and References

Comedians hit some martinis hard while chatting about James Bond.

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