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Martini

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

“Most people ask for dry Martinis (made with little or no vermouth) because they’ve had a bad vermouth experience,” says Eric Alperin. “Like wine, vermouth isn’t meant to be kept open for months. It should be refrigerated and used within a week.”

  1. Ice
  2. 2 ounces gin
  3. 1 ounce dry vermouth
  4. 1 olive or 1 lemon twist, for garnish
  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the gin and vermouth and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the olive or lemon twist.