Duke's Martini

Duke's Martini Cocktail

Base Spirit: Gin

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward

About the Duke's Martini Cocktail

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

Ingredients in the Duke's Martini Cocktail

  • 3 oz No. 3 Gin
  • 2 drops Dry vermouth

Garnish: Lemon peel

Glass: Cocktail

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.

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  1. Jack Schimpf says

    What is No. 3 Gin?

  2. Larry Henzerling says

    “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…

    • 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.

      • Jim Hadden49 says

        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.

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