Dry Gin Martini Recipe

Dry Gin Martini Recipe
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Despite what you may have heard, the original — and in my opinion, best — martini is made with gin. This recipe is a dry and refreshing take on the old standard. It's all in the preparation: this cocktail coats the ice cubes in vermouth, a trick every great home bartender should learn. 

1
Servings
186
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ ounces London dry gin
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • lemon rind for garnish

Directions

In a Boston shaker, add ice and dry vermouth, and shake until the ice is cracked and coated in the vermouth. Strain off most of the liquid, and transfer the ice into a mixing glass. Add gin, and stir until cold. Strain into a chilled coupe or martini glass. Squeeze the lemon rind over the drink and drop it in.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
62mg
6%
Choline, total
26mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
69µg
17%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
110mg
16%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
331mg
22%
Water
60g
2%

Martini Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Martini Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.