Perhaps no cocktail has the mythical allure of the legendary Martini. It’s strong, yet subtle, and it’s almost infinitely adjustable to fit just about anybody’s flavor preferences.
THE MARTINI RECIPE
- 2 oz Gin
- 1 oz Dry Vermouth
- Several Dashes Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until well chilled. Then strain the contents into a stemmed cocktail glass and garnish with an expressed lemon twist.
VARIATIONS ON THE MARTINI
Once you’ve mastered the classic gin martini, you may want to branch out and explore some of the other excellent variations that have evolved from this traditional recipe (and even some of its ancestors). Some options include:
- The Dirty Martini
- The Vesper
- The Vodka Martini
- The Martinez