Husband Jim makes the perfect martini -- gin, if you please with just a soupcon of vermouth and two olives. Shaken not stirred until it is cool icy perfection. A thin skin of ice seems to float on the top.
And we have just one for he always seems to make just enough for two glasses -- there are no leftovers and there is no second martini.We usually have our martinis in the breakfast room overlooking the garden. We talk of our day and sometimes the smell of dinner is wafting out of the kitchen to make us realize that soon we shall also be fed.
Spring and summer often finds us on the patio if the weather isn't too hot -- among the birds and flowers. While we enjoy our drink, dinner is often on the grill and then we dine outside.
Just occasionally, we'll have our martini on the screened in front porch. It's a summertime favorite when it's too hot to really be outside for it's on the east side of the house.
We feel that a cold icy martini is the perfect way to end the day and begin the evening and we like our martini ritual at Linderhof.