The classic martini cocktail starts with gin and dry vermouth. Stir the cocktail with ice until well chilled.
- 2 1/2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
- Garnish: 1 – 3 olives or a lemon twist
- In mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin and vermouth.
- Stir well for about 30 seconds, then strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with olive or lemon twist and serve.