Classic Gin Martini


  • 7 parts gin to 1 part dry vermouth (or 3½ oz of gin to ½ oz of vermouth)
  • lemon twist or olives for garnish
  • ice


  1. Chill a martini glass
  2. Fill a pint glass with ice
  3. Add the gin and the vermouth
  4. Stir the drink carefully to avoid broken ice in the drink. You want your drink very cold but not diluted
  5. Pour into the chilled martini glass
  6. Rub the inside top of the glass with the lemon twist to release the oils and place the twist into the drink (you may also garnish the drink with an olive or cocktail onion, also known as a Gibson cocktail)