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a martini garnished with a lemon twist.

Classic Gin Martini

Amy Traynor
This iconic cocktail is a simple, three-ingredient drink dating back the late 1800s. Learn how to make a traditional dry Martini, then customize it to suit your individual taste.
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Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • oz gin
  • ½ oz dry vermouth
  • 1 dash orange bitters (optional)


  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and fill it 3/4 with ice.
  • Stir until well chilled, about 30 times.
  • Strain the liquid into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with olives or a lemon twist.
Keyword classic cocktails, dry vermouth, gin, vodka
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