Duke's Martini

Duke's Martini - Gin Cocktail

About The Duke’s Martini Cocktail

This classic Martini uses a classic London dry-style gin.

Ingredients in the The Duke’s Martini Cocktail

2 drops
Dry vermouth

How to make The Duke’s Martini Cocktail

Chill the gin and a cocktail glass in the freezer for at least two hours

Add the gin and vermouth to a mixing glass and fill with ice

Stir, and strain into the frozen cocktail glass

Garnish with a slice of lemon peel

Cocktail Profile

Base Spirit:
Cocktail Type:
No. 3 Gin


  • Liquor.com posted 2 years ago

    The Martini is, of course, best fixed however you like it. We like to add ice to our shaker, since a bit of dilution helps opens up the spirits and leads to a more flavorful Martini.

  • Jim Hadden49 posted 2 years ago

    1) Why go to the bother of putting the gin, etc., in the freezer and then diluting the mixture in a shaker with ice?
    2) Einar Prams, the mixologist/chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, has a great approach to a Martini: swirl some vermouth in a chilled glass and discard the vermouth; fill with the desired amount of gin. Garnish with lemon, olives, lemon-grass, whatever.
    3) Our home Martini machine keeps the (usually Bombay Sapphire) gin and vermouth in the freezer. Except in emergency situations, the Martini NEVER touches ice.

  • Mike K. posted 2 years ago

    Agree 100%, Larry. What a ridiculous recipe. Just drink a cold glass of gin and enjoy; don't call it a martini because the vermouth bottle sneezed some vapor onto the surface of the drink.

  • Liquor.com posted 2 years ago

    No. 3 is a very traditional London dry-style gin that was designed for use in Martinis. You can find more info here: http://www.no3gin.com/.

  • Larry Henzerling posted 2 years ago

    "Spirit forward!" I'll say. Two drops of vermouth to 3 oz of gin is silly. It is undetectable. Anything beyond 7 or 8 parts to 1 can only be tasted by a very superior set of taste buds. The above recipe is approximately 1182 parts to 1! A martini is a gin and vermouth drink; otherwise, just drink chilled gin...same thing. Just saying...

  • Jack Schimpf posted 2 years ago

    What is No. 3 Gin?

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