“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.” Slideshow: Wonderful Martinis 

1 drink


  • Ice

  • 2 ounces gin

  • 1 ounce dry vermouth

  • 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.

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