The Original Martini

The Original Martini

  • 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.


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


  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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