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Martini

 Martini
Martinis can be made with either vodka or gin. Our taste panel's preference was for the gin vodka, but try them both and decide for yourself. Be warned, this is a strong and serious drink.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
1 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • 3 ounces gin or vodka
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • Pimiento-stuffed olives

Directions

  • Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add gin and vermouth;
  • cover and shake until condensation forms on outside of shaker.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with olives. Yield: 1
  • serving.
Editor's Note: This recipe makes a dry martini. Use less vermouth for an extra-dry martini; use more for a "wet" martini. You may also serve the martini over ice in a rocks glass.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 209 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.