Vodka replaces gin in this variation of the classic martini. Shake until ice cold and serve up in a chilled martini glass.

Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
4 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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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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  • Combine vodka and dry vermouth in a cocktail mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass.

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  • Garnish with three olives on a toothpick.

Editor's Note:

If you prefer, you can garnish your vodka martini with a lemon twist instead of olives.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 4.8g 2% DV; fat 1.6g 3% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 134.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
You can't go wrong with this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2013
Way way too much vermouth. If you want a perfect (dry) martini showcasing your preferred vodka here it is: Pour vodka in a cocktail mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir/shake until chilled. In a chilled martini glass, pour approximately 1/2 ounce or less vermouth and swirl it fully around, rim to rim. Quickly pour vermouth out. Add strained vodka to vermouth swirled glass, garnish and voila! Perfect vodka martini. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
12/30/2013
Way way too much vermouth. If you want a perfect (dry) martini showcasing your preferred vodka here it is: Pour vodka in a cocktail mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir/shake until chilled. In a chilled martini glass, pour approximately 1/2 ounce or less vermouth and swirl it fully around, rim to rim. Quickly pour vermouth out. Add strained vodka to vermouth swirled glass, garnish and voila! Perfect vodka martini. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2012
You can't go wrong with this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2012
Perfect Martini! I also like to add a dash of the olive juice. YUM Be sure to use good quality vodka. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2012
thank you for sharing a basic martini recipe! I had to wade through dozens of sweet or gin recipes to find the perfect one! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2016
Okay for a fair or poor quality vodka. Vermouth take away the gasoline aftertaste. FIRST don't skimp on the quality of vermouth. Even the best vermouth is fairly cheap. The "Perfect Martini" = Chill a Martini glass AND store the vodka in a freezer or refrigerator. Fill a steel shaker with ice then pour in a good dose of QUALITY vermouth. Shake once or twice and then pour it out the bulk of the vermouth or until the shaker first just starts to drip (if you like a dry Martini) . Now you have the perfect amount of vermouth covering the ice in the shaker. Pour in 2-3 oz vodka, (If you have the means, Begluga Export or Gold line... or) Use a good quality Vodka (Belvedere, Kettle One, Grey Goose, Russian Standard Premiums, Stoli Gold) Shake slowly so as not to bruise the vodka (infuse with air and ice chips) until you feel the steel shaker frosting up. Dump the ice out of the glass and pour the shaker contents down the inside rim of the glass. I use a 1/4 inch thick lemon rind or if I want "Dirty" I go with two Queen olives freshly stuffed with Dutch BlueCheese. Skol! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2013
Perfect simple vodka martini recipe. First time martini drinker (my wife) liked it. Use a high quality vodka - I used Russian Standard Platinum. Easy tastes great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2013
I have been using this recipe for many years. The secret to a good Matini is good Vermouth with any Vodka or Gin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2016
Followed the ratios to make two Martinis no olives added a 1/4 tsp of lime juice for the 2 x beverages. Makes for a great Friday night relax! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2017
Both my husband and I have never had a martini before so we really do not know what if it compares to anything but we really like it. I am not a fan of green olives but in this drink they are the bomb. My husband like his dirty with a bit of olive juice and i like mine neat. either way this is a great recipe. Read More
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