Classic Martini Recipe - Perfect Martini Recipe

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The modern definition of a Classic Martini uses either gin or vodka. Gin is the more traditional choice, but vodka has had a huge surge in popularity. My husband and I really enjoyed our martinis!

Classic Martini

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Classic Martini Recipe - Perfect Martini Recipe:

Recipe Type: Beverage and Cocktails
Yields: 1 serving
Prep time: 5 min


2 ounces good-quality gin or vodka (your choice)*
Splash or 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
Ice Cubes
Pimento-stuffed green olives (large ones are best)
Lemon Twist

* 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons - 1 shot glass = 1 1/2 ounces.


Chill martini glasses by placing in the freezer.

Pour gin or vodka and vermouth into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Either shake or stir until cold (your choice) at least 10 seconds.

Strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Serve straight up (no ice in the glass).

Garnish with either a couple of olives or a lemon twist. My preference is three large olives.

Makes 1 fantastic classic martini.


Gin MartiniMartini Terms - How To Order A Martini:

Martini - Gin is used in a traditional martini.

Vodka Martini - Replace gin with vodka.

Dry Martini - Traditionally the term meant using more dry vermouth. Today the trend defines it as using little or no vermouth.

Wet Martini - Using extra dry vermouth.

Gibson Martini - Garnish with a cocktail onion instead of olives or lemon twist.

Perfect Martini - Using equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.

50-50 Martini - Use equal parts of gin and dry vermouth.

Dirty Martini - Make using some olive juice makes this martini cloudy and saltier.

Martini on the Rocks - Served with ice.

Martini Up or Straight Up - Served without ice.


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