How To Make A Gin Martini

Vodka Martinis may be popular, but if you want a true Martini it should be made with gin. Despite vodka's popularity, most cocktail aficionados would agree that the best Martini recipe is a gin Martini recipe. Looking into the history books for the origins of the Martini will reveal a similar story: the earliest recognizable Martini recipes, from Italy and the United States, all call for gin. Favoring vodka over gin isn't the only thing that's changed over time -- early recipes were much heavier on the Vermouth.

Ingredients In The Gin Martini

  • 2 ¾ oz Gin
  • ¾ oz Dry vermouth

How To Make A Gin Martini

  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir.
  3. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon twist or olives and enjoy.
Gin Martini