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Vodka Martini Cocktail Recipe
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Vodka Martini Cocktail
See how to make a classic vodka martini. See more
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Vodka Martini Cocktail

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

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  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    2 mins

    4 mins


  1. Combine vodka and dry vermouth in a cocktail mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  2. Garnish with three olives on a toothpick.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • If you prefer, you can garnish your vodka martini with a lemon twist instead of olives.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2012

You can't go wrong with this!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 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.


7 Ratings

Dec 07, 2012

Perfect Martini! I also like to add a dash of the olive juice. YUM Be sure to use good quality vodka.

Aug 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!

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Jul 29, 2015

This is the perfect vodka martini. There are lots of variations on the ratios of vermouth to vodka, but I've found I like this best. Especially with Grey Goose Citron vodka. Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.6 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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