Fifty-Fifty Martini

This martini’s easy-to-remember ratio makes it the perfect after-work cocktail to throw together when you’re too exhausted to think. Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle recommends Boodles gin and Dolin vermouth.

Fitty-Fitty Martini
Photo: Abby Hocking
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail


  • 1 1/2  ounces London dry gin (such as Boodles)

  • 1 1/2  ounces vermouth (such as Dolin)

  • 1 dash orange bitters (such as Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6)

  • 1 lemon peel strip, for garnish


  1. Combine gin, vermouth, and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until very cold. Pour into a coupe glass, and garnish with lemon peel strip. Serve immediately.

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