How to make a martini with gin and vermouth

Is a martini just gin and vermouth?

The martini is a cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. Over the years, the martini has become one of the best-known mixed alcoholic beverages.
Martini (cocktail)

IBA official cocktail
Served Straight up; without ice
Standard garnish Olive or lemon twist
Standard drinkware Cocktail glass

What is gin and vermouth called?

The Negroni is a classic gin and vermouth cocktail, and a great excuse to pick up a bottle of sweet vermouth. The Negroni is the gin and vermouth cocktail that needs no introduction.

How do you use vermouth in a martini?

Ingredients. In mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin and vermouth. Stir well, about 30 seconds, then strain into martini glass. Garnish with olive or lemon twist and serve.

How do you make a gin dry martini?


  1. 2 1/2 ounces gin.
  2. 1/2 ounce dry vermouth.
  3. 1 dash orange bitters.
  4. Garnish: lemon twist.

What makes a wet martini?

WET. Fittingly enough, the opposite of a dry Martini is a wet Martini. This mode of preparation has fallen out of fashion in recent years, but there’s no shame in ordering it. ‘Wet’ simply means that there’s a higher percentage of vermouth, with a typical ratio being 3 parts gin to 1 part vermouth.

What is the best gin to make a martini?

The Best Gin for Making a Martini

  • Beefeater.
  • Bombay Sapphire.
  • Tanqueray.
  • Gordon’s Gin.
  • New Amsterdam Gin.
  • Hendrick’s.

Does vermouth need to be refrigerated?

Whether it’s dry vermouth (maybe you’re making a Fifty-Fifty Martini), sweet red vermouth (for negronis), or the in-between bianco (for a new twist on a negroni), it needs to go in the fridge—where it won’t last longer than a few months.