Dry Martini Recipe

Gin, Dry Vermouth, Lemon Twist
Dry Martini
Photo for Mack Allen

This is the type of Dry Martini that became popular in the mid-20th century, made with lots of gin and very little dry vermouth. We recommend garnishing with a lemon twist instead of an olive for a nice, bright, citrusy aroma.

Dry Martini Ingredients

2.5 oz gin
0.25 oz dry vermouth
Lemon twist

How to make a Dry Martini

  1. Add vermouth to a chilled Martini glass, swirl it around (this is called a rinse) and pour it out.
  2. Add the gin to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  3. Strain gin into the Martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and serve.
Dry Martini