Gin

Beginner

Gin Martini

Some drinks are well-known, and some drinks are classics. The signature sip for everyone from Frank Sinatra to James Bond (shaken, not stirred), nothing beats the simple, sophisticated martini.

Ingredients

How many serves?

2.4 units of alcohol per serve

1

  • 45mlGin

  • 15mlDry vermouth

  • 1twistLemon

  • 2wholeOlives

  • 1dashOrange or aromatic bitters (optional)

Equipment

  • 1 x Handful of ice
  • 1 x Jigger
  • 1 x Mixing glass
  • 1 x Bar spoon

Method

  • Ice

    A martini must be crisp and cold. So fill your mixing glass with ice cubes. 

  • Pour

    Using a jigger, measure out the gin and vermouth, and pour over the ice in the mixing glass.

  • Stir

    Contrary to Bond's preference, a martini is usually stirred, not shaken. 

    Using a bar spoon, stir for 30 seconds. Hold back the ice and pour the cocktail into a (preferably chilled) martini glass.

  • Garnish

    Garnish with either a lemon twist, olives, a dash of aromatic bitters - or all three. That's up to you. 

Used in this recipe:

  • gin
  • olives
  • dry vermouth
  • lemon twist
  • aromatic bitters
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