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How To Make A Classic Martini At Home


    The classic martini is a timeless cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. This iconic drink is simple yet sophisticated, and it’s perfect for any occasion. In this article, we’ll show you how to make a classic martini at home.


    To make a classic martini, you’ll need the following ingredients:

    • Gin or Vodka
    • Dry Vermouth
    • Ice
    • Garnish (olive or lemon twist)


    1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
    2. Add 2 1/2 ounces of gin or vodka and 1/2 ounce of dry vermouth to the shaker.
    3. Stir the mixture for about 30 seconds, or until the shaker is frosty.
    4. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
    5. Garnish with an olive or a lemon twist.


    • Use good quality gin or vodka for the best flavor.
    • Use a chilled glass for the best experience.
    • Experiment with the ratio of gin or vodka to vermouth to find your perfect martini.
    • If you prefer a shaken martini, shake the mixture with ice instead of stirring.


    • Dirty Martini: Add a splash of olive juice to the mixture for a briny twist.
    • Gibson: Garnish with a cocktail onion instead of an olive or lemon twist.
    • Vodka Martini: Use vodka instead of gin for a smoother taste.
    • Perfect Martini: Use equal parts dry and sweet vermouth for a balanced flavor.


    Making a classic martini at home is easy and rewarding. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic tools, you can create a delicious and sophisticated cocktail that’s perfect for any occasion. So, stock up on your favorite gin or vodka, and start experimenting with different variations of the classic martini. Cheers!

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