How to Drink 52 Martinis with Forest Collins

How to Drink 52 Martinis with Forest Collins
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How to Drink 52 Martinis with Forest Collins

How is it possible that you move to one of the chicest, if not the chicest city in the world and not find an even passible martini?  Today’s guest is living proof that anything is possible!

Today joining me is the inimitable Forest Collins, founder of which chronicles her search for the best cocktail bars in Paris as well as loads of other cocktail news from all over France. 

She is the creator of the iOS app Paris Cocktails and host of the radio show and podcast, Paris Cocktail Talk. As a freelance writer, she has written for Drinks International, Serious Eats, the World’s Best Bars site, PUNCH drinks, and so many other publications about the Paris cocktail scene. Forest is the Academy Chair for France for the World’s 50 Best Bars and President of the France chapter of the Les Dames d’Escoffier.

We met during Venice Cocktail Week and now I can’t imagine a time when I didn’t know her.

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Cocktail of the Week: Forest’s Perfect Martini

How to Make Forest Collins's Martini
Yield: 1

Forest Collins's Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Forest Collins has some very rigid specifications for her martini! She should know how she likes it, she is, after all, the founder of, the home of Paris bars!


  • 1 part Dry Vermouth
  • 4 parts London Dry Gin
  • 3 dashes Orange bitters
  • Garnish: Preserved lemon rind


  1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Stir, stir, stir
  4. Strain it into a Martini glass
  5. Garnish with the preserved lemon rind for a citrus/briny pop!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 336mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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