Classic Martinis

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

Shaken or stirred? Vodka or gin? The classic martini 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 two martinis.


  • 4 cups vodka or gin

  • ¼ 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.

    Classic Martinis
    Bryan Gardner
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