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
Gin Martini Directions:
- Combine all ingredients in mixing glass with ice.
- Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with lemon twist or olives and enjoy.