to chill a martini glass
What makes a good
martini a great one is often just as simple as how chilled
the martini is when serving. And chilling martini glasses
can make a martini much colder that if the glass was not chilled
But if you are
having a party, the freezer is probably full of important
things such as ice. So fortunately, there are ways to cheat
in order to get chilled martini glasses without having to
take up precious freezer space and worrying about how many
martinis your guests will drink.
First, give the
glass a quick rinse. Any lingering dust will end up floating
to the surface of your freshly-made martini.
If you have ten
or more minutes before serving, pop it into the freezer without
drying the glass after rinsing. This will help it chill faster.
If you don't have
that much time, fill the glass with crushed ice and a small
amount of water, and allow it to chill the glass while you
make the martini. Even 3-4 minutes with ice water in the glass
will help. Dump the ice water out - even into the next martini
glass - and pour the martini in. Garnish with an olive and