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Mixing a Classic Martini Cocktail

  • Author: Kevin Mayfield
  • Prep Time: 1 Minute
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x


The classic martini is a staple for any gathering after a long day at the (home?) office.



2 ounces premium vodka

1/2 ounce dry vermouth

Olive or lemon twist garnish


  1. Add a scoop of fresh ice to a mixing glass
  2. Pour in the two ingredients
  3. Stir with a bar spoon for 30 seconds until the alcohol and vermouth are mixed well and chilled
  4. Pour into a cocktail glass and add garnish of your choice


For a dirty martini, add a splash of olive juice before mixing. 

Mix the cocktail by stirring or by shaking. Shaking will add ice chips and dilute the drink a little, which some people prefer due to the alcohol forward content of the drink.

  • Category: Classic Cocktails

Keywords: martini, dirty martini, James Bond cocktail, vodka drink, gin drink, shaken not stirred