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How to Make the Perfect Martini

Last updated 5 years ago

A traditional martini consists of gin and dry vermouth. Over the years, many variations have been named after this classic drink – the Apple Martini, the Orange Martini – and there are distinct differences between the classic martini and these new cocktails that have adopted the name.

This video will show you how to make a classic martini that will never go out of style. You will need:

  • 2 ½ oz. of gin (or vodka)
  • Ice
  • ½ oz. dry vermouth
  • Small, chilled olives with no pimento
  • A mixing glass
  • A cocktail strainer
  • A martini glass
  • A long spoon
  • Toothpick

Begin by chilling your martini glass by filling it with ice and set it to the side, martinis should be served very cold. Then fill your mixing glass with ice and add the gin. A traditional martini is made with gin, however you can use vodka as a substitute. You then add the dry vermouth and stir until the liquid is well mixed and chilled by the ice. Empty the ice water from the martini glass that is now chilled and quickly whip the inside of the glass to dry it. Strain the vermouth and gin mixture into the chilled glass, garnish with olives and serve!

 

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