The original martini, allegedly invented in the US in the 1860s, was made with sweet vermouth. One of the first recipes for a dry martini, made with dry vermouth, appeared in Frank P. Newman’s 1904 American Bar. Slideshow:  Classic Cocktails 

Food & Wine
January 2015

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Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1 drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a mixing glass, combine the gin, vermouth and bitters. Fill the glass with ice and stir well. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe and garnish with the olive or lemon twist.

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