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