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:
- Cocktail shaker or stirring glass
- Cocktail Glass
- Ingredients listed below;
Dry Martini With Vodka Recipe
- 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
- 1-3 Green Olives
- Fill a cocktail shaker or stirring glass with ice.
- Combine the Vodka and Vermouth, in the shaker or the stirring glass
- Stir or shake well, about 20 seconds.
- Strain into a cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an olive or citrus and serve.
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.