• 5 Drink
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2016
  • Gin, Vodka, Lillet
    The Vesper is a spirit-forward cocktail that should be served neat. This is the first martini James Bond ordered in Casino Royale.
  • Vodka, Dry Vermouth, Olive
    The Vodka Martini is, as the name would imply, simply a variation of the classic Dry Martini that uses vodka instead of gin. It makes for a very different drink, in which the aromas from the vermouth are more pronounced relative to those of the spirit. And, as a bonus, it lets you order a sexy-looking Martini even if you can't stand the thought of drinking g…
  • Gin, dry vermouth, St. Germain
    The Elderflower Martini is a slightly sweeter, flowery take on the classic Dry Martini that uses St. Germain elderflower liqueur to complement the floral notes of a good gin. You might even want to try this recipe with an Old Tom gin, as it's a little sweeter and less powerful on the juniper.
  • Gin, Dry Vermouth, Orange bitters, orange twist
    This turn-of-the-20th-century recipe calls for equal parts dry vermouth and gin, which may fly in the face of everything you've learned about Martinis in the past (most people use "dry" to mean "using very little vermouth," while traditionally it simply distinguishes the drink from one made with sweet vermouth). Try one for yourself and see what all the fuss…
  • Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters
    From the eponymous Turf Club in Manhattan, circa 1884, this cocktail is an early predecessor of the Martini. Originally made with equal parts Old Tom gin and sweet vermouth, the Turf Club also works well with juniper-heavy gins.

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