A martini is a classic cocktail that typically consists of gin and vermouth, garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. It is a sophisticated and iconic drink that has been enjoyed for many years. Martinis can be made in various ways, allowing for some customization based on personal preference.

Martini Cocktail

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The traditional martini is made by combining gin and dry vermouth in a mixing glass with ice, stirring it until chilled, and then straining it into a martini glass. It is often served straight up (without ice) and is known for its clean and elegant taste. However, there are also variations such as the vodka martini, which replaces gin with vodka, and flavored martinis that incorporate different ingredients or liqueurs to add unique flavors.


  • 2 1/2 ounces (75 ml) gin or vodka

  • 1/2 ounce (15 ml) dry vermouth

  • Ice cubes

  • Garnish: Lemon twist or olive


  • Fill a mixing glass or a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  • Pour in the gin or vodka and dry vermouth.
  • Stir the mixture gently for about 30 seconds to chill the ingredients. If you prefer a slightly more diluted cocktail, you can stir for a bit longer.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  • Garnish your martini with a lemon twist (a strip of lemon peel) by twisting it over the glass to release the citrus oils, or alternatively, add an olive for a classic garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy your martini!

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