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Martini Recipe
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Martini

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

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Directions

  1. 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 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.

 

9 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

Nice and dry!

 
Aug 29, 2002

This martini is one of the driest and perfect ones that I've had in a long while. Thanks Jen!

 
Aug 29, 2002

Yummy and impresses the guests! Use large olives and plastic toothpicks

 
Sep 15, 2010

Bond got it all wrong. I was a "shaker" too because of him until I tasted a "stirred".

 
Apr 09, 2003

a little to much vermouth

 
Aug 29, 2002

Thought it was awful but I don't drink much, so that could be why.

 

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