This is the perfect cosmopolitan drink - very dry, and very smooth.

Jen
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Scoop ice into a shaker. Pour in gin and vermouth. Cover shaker, and gently shake to mix vermouth and gin. Pour drink, without ice, into a cocktail glass. Gently drop olive or lemon twist into the glass. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts

209.9 calories; 0.1 g protein; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 103.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2008
This will make a good martini but I suggest using 3 oz of a premium gin. Another key component to a GREAT martini is it being very well chilled. Start with your glass filled with crushed ice and water to chill glass. (pour out when glass is well chilled) Stanless steel shakers work best because they rapidly take the cold from the ice. 3 queen olives are a must. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2007
There should be a lot less vermouth. I use half a cap. Also the recipe forgets to mention that martinis can be served down on the rocks. If you do shake it keep in mind that the whole point of shaking is to aerate the liquor which changes the taste - so shake it well not gently. If you want you can add baby pickled onions on a pick instead of an olive in which case it is called a Gibson martini. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2007
There should be a lot less vermouth. I use half a cap. Also the recipe forgets to mention that martinis can be served down on the rocks. If you do shake it keep in mind that the whole point of shaking is to aerate the liquor which changes the taste - so shake it well not gently. If you want you can add baby pickled onions on a pick instead of an olive in which case it is called a Gibson martini. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2008
This will make a good martini but I suggest using 3 oz of a premium gin. Another key component to a GREAT martini is it being very well chilled. Start with your glass filled with crushed ice and water to chill glass. (pour out when glass is well chilled) Stanless steel shakers work best because they rapidly take the cold from the ice. 3 queen olives are a must. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Nice and dry! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This martini is one of the driest and perfect ones that I've had in a long while. Thanks Jen! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Yummy and impresses the guests! Use large olives and plastic toothpicks Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2003
a little to much vermouth Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2010
Bond got it all wrong. I was a "shaker" too because of him until I tasted a "stirred". Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
Thought it was awful but I don't drink much so that could be why. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/30/2016
I've given you three stars as how a man makes his martini is a very personal thing; however that for me is not the way you make a gin martini. Winston Churchill: "The way to make the perfect Martini is to pour an ice cold gin drop an olive in it and bow in the direction of France". This is almost definitely a misquote. Winston is correct about the vermouth though if he may be exaggerating slightly. The way I make one is to fill a shaker with ice pour in about the same measure or vermouth as you have there but shake with just the vermouth so that the ice gets a covering then pour the liquid away. I then pour in the gin gin gently as to not bruise it and stir it rather than shake it to retain the flavour. Always Noilly Prat dry vermouth and always a top shelf gin. Stuffed olive or flamed lemon rind is fine dirtyness is to your own discretion Read More
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