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Vodka • Dry
Vodka Martini

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Not everyone is a fan of gin’s heavy botanical flavors—and that’s fine. There’s no shame in loving vodka. Celebrate the clean, crisp, subtle spirit in a Vodka Martini. Ice cold and garnished with a lemon twist or olives, it’s just as sophisticated as its older, gin-based brother.

The Essentials

Vodka
Dry vermouth
Bar Spoon
The Details

Ingredients

2.5 oz Vodka
.5 oz Dry vermouth
Olives or lemon twist, for garnish

Method

  • Pour gin and vermouth into a mixing glass with ice.
  • Stir until ice cold and strain into a coupe glass using a julep strainer.
  • Garnish with three olives or an expressed lemon twist.
Easy
Strength:

Gin Dry Easy
Martini

Though the drink itself is the epitome of effortless cool, the Martini’s history is full of frenzy and dispute. Some say it’s a bastardized Martinez, a drink created at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco for a flush gold miner who demanded a drink be named in his honor. Others say it was immaculately conceived at New York’s Knickerbocker H...