The Dry Martini Recipe
Is A Number 1 Classic

"The only green vegetables I get are Martini olives."
(B.F. Pierce - M*A*S*H)

If you look at the dry martinis ingredients it looks like the most simple drink in the world, you're probably saying to yourself, "just two ingredients, how hard could it be?"

This drink has so much history and stories about, but what makes it so amazing is that it requires that special touch, it wants you to make it perfect, and it's so delicate that it can be easily screwed up.

But don't worry, because we show you step by step how to make this great drink, and will for sure come out just perfect.

Here is my Classic Dry Martini mixing video. If you prefer a written recipe just scroll down this page.



Ingredients for the Perfect Dry Martini:

  • 2.5 Oz Gin
  • 0.25 Oz Dry Vermouth (we always prefer Noilly Prat), but any dry vermouth like martini, cinzanno will do
  • 8 Ice cubes
  • Lime peel for garnish or 3 olives on a toothpick (wash with water)


Step by Step Instructions:

Bar tools used: (Click the link for instructions) Shaker, Bar spoon

* I use this professional , it's an amazingly comfortable Shaker.

*You can use this standard .

* If you still don't have a Bar Tools Set check out this .

Glass: Martini

  • Step 1: Chill the martini glass

  • Step 2: Pour the vodka into your shaker

  • Step 3: Pour the dry vermouth into to your shaker

  • Step 4: Add 8 ice cubes

  • Step 5: Stir 21 times

  • Step 6: Strain your cocktail into the chilled glass

  • Step 7: Drink or serve it, your Perfect dry martini is ready to drink!

  • Garnish:
    Twist a lime peel and place it the rim of the drink, or just place it in the glass, it adds great aroma and flavor or garnish with the three olives on a toothpick.

  • You can also use:
    A pearl onion can also be used as a garnish, but now you've made a whole different drink called Gibson.






Cocktail-Guru Tip

To chill a martini glass just put a few ice cubes and water in it while you're making the cocktail, a chilled glass is cool.

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