Gin Martini

The Martini cocktail was originally made with equal parts sweet vermouth and gin.  It became drier when martini introduces the dry vermouth and with the introduction of London dry gin. 

Martini traditionally is stirred, but you can shake it if you use a smaller ratio, for example, 5:1. 

If you prefer it less dry, you can increase the vermouth and lower the gin ratio creating another popular serve known as a Reversed Martini. 

The Recipe

Serving: 1


  • 45ml Fifty Pounds Gin
  • 20ml Extra Dry Vermouth
  • 2 dash Orange Bitter (optional)

How to make or shake it

Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled Martini Glass or Coupe.

Express lemon zest, rub the glass rim and drop into the glass.  Chilled olive is also an excellent garnish.

Recipe courtesy of @justshakeorstir

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