Chill martini glasses by placing in the freezer. A properly chilled martini glass means they should be in the freezer for a minimum of one hour prior to making martini cocktails.
Place 7 to 8 ice cubes in the chilled glass pitcher or metal cocktain shaker. Note: Your glass pitcher or metal shaker should also be stored in the freezer.
Pour gin or vodka and vermouth into the chilled glass pitcher or a metal 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.
* For the best tasting martinis, store your gin in the freezer.
** Vermouth needs to be stored in the refrigerator as it is perishable.
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