With only 3 essential ingredients, a classic martini is one of the easiest cocktails around. The martini’s simplicity has no bearing on its elegance. You will feel on top of the world after your first sip. Before you start, make sure your vodka and vermouth is quality—since they make up the drink, the cheap stuff just won’t do. You can save the cheap stuff for our Peanut Butter Cup Martini. 😂
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Green olive or strip lemon zest removed with a peeler, for garnish
- Optional: Freeze martini glass 15 minutes before making the drink.
- For a shaken martini: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the vodka and vermouth and shake until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass, garnish with olive or lemon peel, and serve.
- For a stirred martini: Pour the vodka and vermouth into a mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir vigorously, about 20 seconds, until well chilled. Strain into a martini glass, garnish with olive or lemon peel and serve.