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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

Dry vermouth
Bar Spoon
The Details


2.5 oz Vodka
.5 oz Dry vermouth
Olives or lemon twist


  • 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.

Gin Dry Easy

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...