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Drink Recipes

How to Make a Dry Martini With Gin

How to make a Dry Gin Martini: 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 gin complete with instructions, garnish, equipment needs and more.

Here’s What You Are Going to Need:

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Cocktail Glass
  • Ingredients listed below;

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

How to Make a Dry Martini:

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Dry Martini Cocktail Recipe

Delicious dry martini recipe perfect for a hot summer day!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Drinks, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Drinks, Dry martini, How to make a martini, Martini, Recipe
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 187kcal
Author: The Daily Drink Staff
Cost: $3.50


  • Cocktail Shaker or Stirring glass
  • Cocktail Glass


  • 1 oz Cracked Ice
  • 2 1/2 oz London Dry Gin We recommend Beefeater
  • 1/2 oz Dry Vermouth We recommend Noilly Prat


  • 1-3 Green Olives


  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
    a bartender is pouring ice into a shaker over top of a table
  •  Combine the Gin and Vermouth, in the shaker.
  • 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.
    elegante gin dry martini sitting on a beach banister


Serving: 21g | Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
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Martini’s as a Whole

There are various hypotheses about the roots of the drink, as well as different variations and recipes. A conventional martini contains gin and dry vermouth with a green olive or lemon garnish served extremely cold— the additional ingredients from the earliest version were quickly abandoned. In the earliest version of the Martini, the gin-to-vermouth ratio was 1:1, but over the years, the quantity of gin has increased steadily. The proportions are approached with a great deal of subjectivity these days and differ by personal taste. There is less vermouth in a dry martini, while a dirty one contains olive brine dashes.

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.

Martini’s are also commonly made with vodka or tequila. If you would like to try another style of martini, we have a tequila martini recipe here & a vodka recipe here.


Is there a different type of liquor I can use?

Yes, a dry martini can be made with vodka or gin, depending on the drinker’s preferences.

What if the drink is too strong for my liking?

If the drink is too strong you can always add less alcohol, dilute with more vermouth, or add water.

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 Cocktail Recipes to Try!

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