Forget what James Bond said, a martini should always be stirred, never shaken. Traditionally made with gin and a full ounce of dry vermouth, this classic cocktail is a must-try.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

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

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  • Combine gin and vermouth in a cocktail mixing class. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

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  • Garnish with three olives on a pick or a lemon twist.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 5.5g 2% DV; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 292.8mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2016
Classic Martini recipe...I even prefer to bump up the gin / dry vermouth mix ratio to 50/50 for my 'perfect' martini. Add a dash of bitters, stir quickly on ice and strain... not too cold or you'll deaden your tastebuds. You won't want to miss this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2016
Classic Martini recipe...I even prefer to bump up the gin / dry vermouth mix ratio to 50/50 for my 'perfect' martini. Add a dash of bitters, stir quickly on ice and strain... not too cold or you'll deaden your tastebuds. You won't want to miss this one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2017
Followed the recipe ratios...used Grey Goose and Martini vermouth. I did vary the olives though and used jalapeno stuffed olives...gave it a little pizazz. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2020
An excellent recipe; I enjoy it very much. Some recipes recommend chilling the gin in the freezer. I feel that's a matter of personal taste. Here the important thing is the quality of both the gin, and the vermouth; plus, stirring well; but, not too fast with plenty of ice, and straining. Four parts gin, to one part vermouth also works. Which ratio you prefer comes down to personal taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2018
Added a little fresh lemon juice. Very tasty. Read More
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