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This classic cocktail will get a party started in no time.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August/September 1992



Cook's Notes

The less vermouth in it, the drier the martini.

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  • revlar 1
    11 NOV, 2013
    I store my Beefeater Gin in the freezer then place martini glasses in there about an hour before cocktail time. A 1/2 teaspoon splash of vermouth in each chilled glass a couple of chilled olives then pour in the gin ... no shaker to clean and no ice to waterdown the martini..... Cheers!
  • BoogieLove
    30 APR, 2008
    I put my martini glasses in the freezer after I've rinsed the bowl with water, it makes slight shards of ice around the rim. And, I've discovered capers make a great garnish instead of, or in addition to, olives. YUM!
  • lukecarmody
    15 NOV, 2007
    Definitely chill the glasses glasses before you make a Martini
  • sklop
    7 NOV, 2007
    I like to chill my martini glasses with ice while I'm making my martini. Also, before I add the gin or vodka to the shaker.. I like to shake the vermouth first, and then strain out the excess vermouth,

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