Dry Martini Recipe

Gin, Dry Vermouth, Lemon Twist
Dry Martini
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The Dry Martini as it has long been known, made with lots of gin and very little dry vermouth, became popular in the mid-20th century. Though the phrase "Dry Martini" originally had nothing to do with how much vermouth was used, but rather the fact that it used dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth, it has generally come to refer to this style.

We recommend garnishing your Dry Martinis with a lemon twist instead of an olive, which gives them a nice, bright, citrusy aroma. For a more classic example of the Dry Martini, try our recipe for the 50/50 Martini.

Dry Martini Ingredients

2.5 oz gin
0.25 oz dry vermouth
Lemon twist

How to make a Dry Martini

  1. Add gin and vermouth to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.
Dry Martini