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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 Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving


  • 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 Facts
2/3 cup: 209 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


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  • bianchidiva
    Dec 28, 2019

    I prefer gin ~ Bombay Sapphire ~ my Friday night treat after a long, hard work week! Having one now ~ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2020!!

  • OwlTree
    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!

  • MAllan
    Oct 28, 2017

    My go-to drink.