Dry Martini

Dry Martini - Gin Cocktail

About The Dry Martini Cocktail

The Dry Martini is a classic cocktail that, like a tailored suit, is timeless. Although the original of the tipple is unclear, the Dry Martini has maintained a place in cocktail history due to being easy to use and endlessly sophisticated. Elegant for the fancy and boozy for the heavy-handed, this potation is truly the everyman's cocktail.

Ingredients in the The Dry Martini Cocktail

  • 2.5 oz Beefeater Gin
  • .5 oz Dry vermouth
  • 1 dash Orange bitters (optional)
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How to make The Dry Martini Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until very cold and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Other Information

Watch Liquor.com advisory board member Simon Ford make a proper Martini in our How to Cocktail video.

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Discussion

  • lyle posted 2 weeks ago

    Agreed, lamachine, even while it is stipulated that this is a "dry" martini cocktail, the proportion of vermouth is much too low to call this a martini cocktail. I attribute this primarily to the dearth of good vermouths over the past few decades. But these days, with excellent vermouths (my favorite dry vermouth right now is Contratto's,) there is no excuse for an unbalanced approach like this. 2:1 up is a great place to start, once you've gotten your vermouth game together.

  • lamachine posted 3 months ago

    I like 2:1 up and 3:1 rocks. At 5:1 this is a glass of cold gin. Not bad but not well balanced.

  • praveen3483 posted 9 months ago

    can u post me all liquers recipes to my mail

  • MrCharters posted 1 year ago

    Excellent recipe for the classic Martini.

  • ted.gach posted 2 years ago

    CHEERS AND BOTTOMS UP tedgach@aol.com


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