Vodka Martini

To mix the perfect martini, Derek Brown, owner of the Columbia Room in Washington, D.C., recommends starting with cold ingredients, mixing tools, and glassware. Try his recipe for this vodka version.

  • Yield: Makes 1 cocktail

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February 2012


  • Ice
  • 2 ounces very cold vodka
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth, chilled
  • 1 (2-inch) lemon peel or chilled olives


  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add vodka and vermouth and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Twist lemon peel over liquid and discard (or add olives); serve.


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