Makes 1 serving
Dry martinis may have only a few drops of vermouth, while a regular martini has the full 1/2 ounce measure noted here. Be sure to ask your guests how dry they like their martinis before adding the vermouth!
- 3 oz vodka or gin
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth, or as needed
- Olive and/or lemon twists, as needed
- Combine the vodka or gin and vermouth in a mixing glass filled with ice (the less vermouth you add, the dryer the martini will be). Stir with a bar spoon until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with olive or lemon twist, or both.
For a Dirty Martini, add ½ ounce olive brine and garnish with an olive. For a Gibson, garnish with cocktail onions.