4 oz beefeater gin
3/4 oz Noilly Prat dry vermouth
The Dry Martini is a classic cocktail that, like a tailored suit, is timeless. Although the origin of the tipple is unclear, the Dry Martini has maintained a place in cocktail history due to being easy to prepare and endlessly sophisticated. Elegant for the fancy and boozy for the heavy-handed, this potation is truly the everyman’s cocktail.
The classic dry gin martini is an iconic cocktail and one that should be on every bartender’s list of drinks to know. Though many martinis have been created, there is only one martini and few drinks can beat this simple recipe.
There is no mystery to the martini. It is, quite simply, gin and dry vermouth. However, personal preferences among martini lovers make it a little more complicated than that. There are a number of ways to customize it and this has spurred a debate over the “proper” way to make a martini. Though it’s a never-ending discussion, the only correct answer is how you, as the drinker, enjoy it best.
Nowadays it’s typical to order one of these in a bar and be given a glass of something clear and cold—in many situations, a large, chilled pour of gin or, let’s face it, vodka, with nothing in it except a massive olive or three. With all due respect, that’s not a martini. That’s just cold booze, and there’s no shame in ordering that if that’s what you want.
How to Make Martini