Martini (cocktail)

Cocktail made with gin and vermouth / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages. A popular variation, the vodka martini, uses vodka instead of gin for the cocktail's base spirit.

Quick facts: IBA official cocktail, Type, Served, Standard...
Dry martini
IBA official cocktail
A martini with an olive garnish
ServedStraight up: chilled, without ice
Standard garnishOlive or lemon twist
Standard drinkware
Cocktail glass
IBA specified
  • 60 mL (2.0 US fl oz) gin
  • 10 mL (0.34 US fl oz) dry vermouth
PreparationPour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into chilled martini cocktail glass.
Commonly servedBefore dinner
NotesSqueeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink, or garnish with green olives if requested.
Dry martini recipe at International Bartenders Association