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Classic Martini Drink

How To Make A Martini

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 1 glass

Equipment

  • Mixing jug or cocktail shaker
  • Martini or coupe glass
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Bar spoon
  • Jigger

Ingredients
  

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 6 ice cubes or cracked ice cubes
  • 3 measures of gin 1 measure is approximately 3 tablespoons or 1 ½ oz
  • 1 tablespoon of dry vermouth
  • 3 green olives

Instructions
 

HOW TO MAKE A CLASSIC MARTINI

  • Prepare your glass: You can chill your glass in the freezer before you prepare your drink.
  • Combine the ingredients: Combine ice cubes, the vermouth, and gin into a mixing jug and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Fill 1 glass: Strain the drink with a Hawthorne strainer into a Martini glass.
  • Serve: Garnish with 3 green olives on a cocktail pick for decoration.
  • Enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE A SHAKEN MARTINI

  • Prepare your glass: You can chill your glass in the freezer before you prepare your drink.
  • Combine the ingredients: Combine ice cubes, the vermouth, and gin into a shaker and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  • Fill 1 glass: If you prefer ice shards floating at the top of the Martini, simply strain the drink into your Martini glass. If you don’t want any, then strain it through a fine-mesh strainer to catch the ice shards.
  • Serve: Garnish with 3 green olives on a cocktail pick for decoration.

Notes

EQUIPMENT

  • Mixing jug or cocktail shaker
  • Martini or coupe glass
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Bar spoon
  • Jigger

Tips

1. Vermouth is not a distilled spirit therefore it has a short shelf life because it’s a fortified wine. It’s time to replace it when your bottle has been open for longer than 3 months.
2. You can skewer either one or three olives on a cocktail pick or simply drop them in the glass.

MARTINI RECIPE VARIATIONS

  • A Vodka Martini is the same as a Classic Martini but using vodka instead of gin.
  • A Gibson is a Classic Martini with 2 or 3 cocktail onions instead of pickles.
  • A Dirty Martini is a Classic Martini with a ½ measure of brine from the cocktail olive jar added.
  • A Tequini is mixed from 6 ice cubes, a dash of Angostura bitters, 3 measures of white tequila, and a ½ measure of dry vermouth finally strained into a Martini glass.
  • A Saketini is a mix of 6 ice cubes, 3 measures of gin, and a ½ measure of Sake strained into a Martini glass
  • An Appletini is 1 measure of vodka or gin and 2 tablespoons of sour apple schnapps
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