Use a good quality gin in this adult beverage. A twist of lemon zest is an alternative to the olive garnish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
3 mins
total:
3 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill cocktail shaker with fresh ice cubes. Add about 1/2 ounce each dry and sweet vermouth. Shake enough to coat ice and pour off liquid. Add eight ounces gin to coated ice in shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into four chilled Martini glasses, garnish with pimiento-stuffed olive and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 1g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 8.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I usually don't put that much vermouth in mine but this was really excellent. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
I usually don't put that much vermouth in mine but this was really excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
Definitely the best martini I've ever made at home. I added just a splash of olive juice. I will use this recipe again. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2007
Only second time I ever had a Martini - only change was I used olives stuffed with onions - awesome Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
Very good with both vermouths. I thought it would have been "odd" with the addition of sweet vermouth but it wasn't. I did not shake the gin though as I was taught not to shake gin because shaking "bruises" it. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2012
This is nearly the ideal recipe for a Perfect Martini which uses a 50/50 blend of sweet & dry vermouth. A 4:1 gin/vermouth ratio is more traditional but the recipe gets dryer as time passes. I think originally martinis were a 50/50 gin & vermouth blend. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2010
I use Blue Cheese stuffed olives. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2013
Yum-my! I'm more of a beer girl but when I have a martini its always a dirty gin martini and this recipe is really good! I like it dirty so I added a olive juice and olives to taste and it came out perfect. I'll definitely recommend this recipe and use it from now on! Dry and Sweet?! It works! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2016
Just mixed the gin and both vermouths into pitcher. Poured over oversized ice cube. In my opinion no olives necessary! Awesome recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2014
Excellent Martini. I even made this for a friend who used to be a bartender and he commented in how good it was. Read More
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