The Original Martini

The Original Martini

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  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

Although its origin is elusive and quite mysterious, what is clear is that the martini is recognized as the world’s premier cocktail and is known all over the world.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • Green olives or twist of lemon peel
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place a martini glass into the freezer for 5 minutes to chill.
  2. Put the gin and the vermouth in a cocktail shaker, add the ice and stir or shake the mixture for 30 seconds until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass and garnish with 1 or more green olives, or a twist of lemon peel; serve immediately.

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