Martini

martini
Martini

The Martini is a cocktail made with gin (or vodka) 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. Wikipedia

The Martini is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. Although the original of this drink is unknown, it has endured in its ascendancy on the barroom menu due to being easy to sip and simply sophisticated. Elegant for the fancy and boozy for the heavy-handed, this potation is truly the everyman’s cocktail.

Main alcohol: Gin

Ingredients: 1/2 oz (1 part) Dry vermouth, 3 oz (6 parts) Gin
Preparation: Straight: Pour all ingredients into mixing glass with ice cubes.
Stir well. Strain in chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze oil from lemon peel onto the drink, or garnish with olive.
Served: Straight (or on the rocks)
Standard garnish: Olive, Lemon twist
Drinkware: Cocktail glass