Gin • Dry
Perfect Martini

Explore drinks similar to this

Not quite a Martinez but sweeter than a standard Martini, the Perfect Martini is made with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth. It’s not only easy drinking but also slightly less boozy than the original, making it a great gateway Martini. Of course, it’s equally suitable for the seasoned cocktailian.

The Essentials

sweet vermouth
dry vermouth
Bar Spoon
The Details


1.5 oz London Dry gin
0.75 oz sweet vermouth
0.75 oz dry vermouth


  • Pour ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir for 30 seconds until ice cold.
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Gin Dry Easy

When is a Martini not a Martini? When it’s garnished with an onion. Then it’s a Gibson, one of the rare times in the cocktail kingdom where the garnish calls the shots. The difference might seem trifling at first glance, but a sip reveals the Gibson’s flavor profile markedly differs from its famous forebear. As Washington Post food c...