Gin Martini

Ah, the martini. A favourite drink for everyone from Frank Sinatra to James Bond (shaken, not stirred). Although various twists on the martini are popping up everywhere, nothing beats the classic.  




  • 45mlGin

  • 15mlDry vermouth

  • 2eachOlives

  • 1twistLemon

  • 1dashOrange or aromatic bitters (optional)

2.4 units of alcohol per serve


  • Handful of ice

  • Jigger

  • Mixing glass

  • Bar spoon


  • Ice

    Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes.

  • Pour

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

  • Mix

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

  • Garnish

    Garnish with a lemon twist, olives, a dash of aromatic bitters - one or all three.

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