Dry Martini Recipe

Dry Martini
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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.


2.5 oz gin
.25 oz dry vermouth
Lemon twist

Preparation: How to make a Dry Martini

  1. Add .25 oz of 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