Recipe courtesy of Jim Meehan

Gin Martini

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
The gin martini, made with gin, dry vermouth, and garnishes, is the definition of a classic cocktail. Hundreds of different cocktails served in a martini glass have been called "martinis," but for me, there's only one definitive version. Serve it well-chilled and use the best ingredients you can find, because the simplicity of the recipe allows for the purity of the cocktail to shine.



  1. Combine the gin and vermouth in a chilled mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives, and pinch the lemon twist over the martini and discard. Serve immediately.