The Perfect Martini Recipe: Cheers To The New Year
Dec. 31, 2022
The recipe for a perfect martini is a matter of personal preference, but here is a classic recipe that you can use as a starting point:
2.5 ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
Optional: a few drops of orange bitters
Fill a mixing glass with ice.
Add the gin and vermouth to the mixing glass.
Optional: add a few drops of orange bitters.
Stir the ingredients together for 30 seconds to a minute, until the outside of the mixing glass becomes frosty.
Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a twist of lemon peel or an olive, if desired.
Some variations on this recipe include using vodka instead of gin, or adding a splash of brine from a jar of olives for a "dirty" martini. You can also experiment with different ratios of gin to vermouth to find the perfect balance for your taste. And do drink responsibly.