Recipe: Upside-Down Martini

Recipe: Upside-Down Martini

The Upside-Down Martini is featured in Episode 32: Kill your idols (aka Julia Child). It was a favorite of Julia’s, and some say she even invented it. I know one thing, this really turned me on to Dry Vermouth and I’ve been drinking Upside-Down Martinis and Vermouth spritzers ever since. 😉

And for the love of God people, PUT YOUR VERMOUTH IN THE REFRIGERATOR.


5-parts dry vermouth (Julia liked Noilly Prat, but I used Dolan)

1-part gin (I used Plymouth)


lemon twist


In a white wine glass filled with ice (or not, your call) stir together the gin and vermouth. Garnish with a twist of lemon and toast to something fancy.

Recipe: Ouzo Martini

Recipe: Ouzo Martini

Hopefully by now you’ve listened to Episode 2 (listen on Google, iTunes, Spotify, or Pocket Casts), or at least read our recap of it. If you want to try our Ouzo Martini for yourself, try out Melissa’s recipe below!

Ouzo Martini Recipe

  • 2 oz. Orange juice
  • 2 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. Ouzo
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • Juice of half a lime

In a martini shaker, combine all ingredients with 1/2 cup of ice. Shake and strain into 2 chilled martini glasses. Garnish each glass with a slice of lime.