No Thanks
Keep In Touch With

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Under 30 Minutes

Classic Martinis

Shaken or stirred? Vodka or gin? This classic cocktail can be varied according to your tastes and garnished. Try it with our vermouth-soaked olives. When Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 403, she reduced the quantities and made 2 martinis.

  • Prep:
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 8
Classic Martinis

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2011


  • 4 cups vodka or gin
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth
  • Ice cubes
  • Cocktail olives, caper berries, or cocktail onions, for garnish


  1. Shake or stir 1/2 cup vodka or gin and 1 1/2 teaspoons vermouth in an ice-filled shaker. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with olives, caper berries, or onions. Repeat with remaining vodka or gin and vermouth.


Reviews (0)

Related Topics