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Dry Martini recipe: a brief introduction to this king of cocktails

The Dry Martini recipe is an essential spec to know. It’s the drink that made Hemingway’s protagonist feel “civilised,” in A Farewell To Arms: “The sandwiches came and I ate three and drank a couple more martinis. I had never tasted anything so cool and clean,” he writes.

Bookworm: To Have and Have Another by Philip Greene

Hemingway is the bartender’s booze-fuelled writer-laureate, and Philip Greene has pulled together all the drinks Hemingway wrote about, giving recipes and a little bit of the backstory. It’s like a good Hemingway novel, without the all that boring non-booze stuff.