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How To Make A Martini Cocktail

How To Make A Martini Cocktail

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Step 1: You will need

  • some ice
  • 25 ml Dry Vermouth
  • 50 ml Gin
  • some Green olives
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 martini glass
  • 1 mixing glass
  • 1 strainer
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 25ml (1fl oz) single shot measure
  • 1 50ml (2fl oz) double shot measure

Step 2: Chill the martini glass

Fill the martini glass with ice and leave it to cool as you mix the drink.

Step 3: Add the Vermouth

First fill your mixing glass with ice, then add 25 milliliters of dry vermouth.

Step 4: Stir

Stir the vermouth so that it coats the ice. When you have finished stirring, pour out the vermouth you don't want. A very dry martini will only use the vermouth coating the ice.

Step 5: Gin

Now pour 50 milliliters of gin into your mixing glass

Step 6: Stir again

Stir the drink once more

Step 7: Pour

Dump the ice out of the martini glass.

Put a cocktail strainer over the mixing glass, and pour.

Step 8: Garnish

The classic garnish for a martini is of course a green olive. Spear one or two of them with a cocktail stick and place in the drink.

You can also add a twist of lemon.

To make a twist of lemon, cut a thin slice of lemon peel.
Using the knife, scrape off the pith.

Run the twist around the lip of the glass, twist it over the drink, and drop it in.

Step 9: Variations

There are many variations on the classic martini depending on personal tastes and fashions. Here's some of the most popular;

The Vodka Martini. This is made exactly as the classic Martini but replacing the gin with vodka

To make a Dirty Martini add 1 or 2 teaspoons of olive brine to the glass

The 50:50 uses equal amounts of gin and vermouth

And finally, the presence of a silver skinned onion, instead of an olive, turns the classic martini into a Gibson

Step 10: Serve