Martinis recipes can be made with either vodka or gin. Our taste panel's preference was for the gin, but try them both and decide for yourself. Be warned, this is a strong and serious drink. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Total TimePrep/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.
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.
Nutrition Facts2/3 cup: 209 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as AB's Martini in The Taste of Home Cookbook--Entertaining Edition
Dec 23, 2018
A blast from the past. Gin is definitely better (according to my taste buds, anyway). Shake until your had feels frozen. So refreshing and elegant! YUM!
Oct 28, 2017
My go-to drink.