Tested till perfect Classic Dry Martini

Classic Dry Martini

This is the popular dry version, but for the original martini, double the vermouth. If guests choose just cocktail onions for the garnish, they will have the classic Gibson.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Holiday Best: 2003

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  • Portion size 8


  • 2 cups 2cupsgin or vodka
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupdry white vermouth
  • 8 8green olivegreen olives
  • 8 strips 8stripslemon rind or cocktail onions
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In pitcher, stir gin with vermouth. Top with ice; stir until well chilled.

Set out bowls of olives, lemon rind strips and onions for guests to spear on cocktail picks and place in glasses. Strain martini into glasses.

Additional information :

Calvados Martini: Use Calvados instead of vermouth. Omit olives, lemon rind and onions; garnish with 8 slices apple.

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