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Dry Martini

The keys to this martini are dry gin and dry vermouth, as opposed to sweet gin and sweet vermouth. Derek Brown, bartender and owner of the Columbia Room in Washington, D.C., shares his version.

  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail
Dry Martini

Photography: DAVID M. RUSSELL

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2012


  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces very cold gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces dry vermouth, chilled
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • 1 (2-inch) lemon peel


  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add gin, vermouth, and bitters; stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist lemon peel over liquid and discard; serve.

Reviews (1)

  • NWKelli 28 Feb, 2012

    Any information on Derek Brown's mixing glass? He mentioned the name or website in the broadcast, but it is missing from the above video.