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Martini

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

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.
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.