Two dry martini's made with gin on a table garnished with olives
Drink Recipes

How to Make A Dry Martini With Vodka

How to Make a Dry Martini with vodka: It doesn’t get more classic than a nice Dry Martini. We acknowledge the fact that there are many different types. Here is The Daily Drinks official recipe for the Dry Martini with Vodka complete with instructions, garnish, equipment needs and more.

Here’s What You Are Going to Need:

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  • Cocktail shaker or stirring glass
  • Cocktail Glass
  • Ingredients listed below;

The Daily Drink’s Dry Martini recipe found below is made using a Vodka base, people may also enjoy substituting the Vodka for Tequila or the classic Gin.

Dry Martini With Vodka Recipe

elegante dry vodka martini with a splash

Vodka Dry Martini

Delicious vodka dry martini recipe perfect for any occasion!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Drinks, Dry martini, How to make a martini, Martini, Recipe, vodka
Servings: 1
Calories: 181kcal
Cost: $3.50


  • Cocktail Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker or Stirring glass


  • 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth We recommend Noilly Prat
  • 2 1/2 oz Vodka We recommend Grey Goose
  • Ice


  • 1-3 Green Olives


  • Fill a cocktail shaker or stirring glass with ice.
    a bartender is pouring ice into a shaker over top of a table
  •  Combine the Vodka and Vermouth, in the shaker or the stirring glass
  • Stir or shake well, about 20 seconds.
    bartender mixing a cocktail using a shaker over top of a prep table
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with an olive or citrus and serve.


Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 69mg | Sugar: 1g
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Martini’s as a Whole

There are different hypotheses about the drink’s roots, as well as various variations and recipes. A traditional martini includes gin and dry vermouth served extremely cold with a green olive or lemon garnish — Additional ingredients were quickly added and the original drink abandoned. The gin-to-vermouth ratio in the earliest version of the Martini was 1:1, but over the years, the amount of gin has steadily increased. These days, with a lot of subjectivity, the proportions are approached and vary by personal taste. A dry martini has less vermouth, while a dirty one includes dashes of olive brine.

It is known as a “kangaroo” when vodka replaces the gin, and a “Gibson” swaps the olive for a cocktail onion. James Bond prefers the “Vesper,” made with gin, vodka, and Kina Lillet vermouth, garnished with a lemon peel twist. A martini “on the rocks” is poured over ice as opposed to straining into a cocktail glass, and “with a twist” refers to inserting a thin piece of citrus peel, frequently formed into a decorative curlicue. Many people are at odds in terms of the origin of the actual drink, but one thing that everyone does agree on is the location, America.

Some Other Common Martinis

Martinis are most commonly made with gin. However, they’re also made with vodka and tequila. If you’re looking to try some other martini drink recipes, we have a vodka martini recipe here and a gin martini recipe here.

Some Other Drink Recipe’s to Try

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