Perfect Dry Martini

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 5m
  • Rating ****

Makes 1 cocktail

The secret to making perfect martinis is starting with very cold ingredients, and shaking the concoction until the cocktail shaker becomes frosted and so cold that you can no longer hold it. This shaking period chills all the ingredients and allows the ice to blend just enough to balance the flavors.


  • 1/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 2 to 2 1/2 ounces gin
  • Olive


Mist inside of chilled 8-ounce martini glass with vermouth. Shake ice cubes and gin in cocktail shaker until shaker is frosted and very cold. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with olive and serve immediately.

IMPORTANT TIP: The secret to a perfect martini is to serve it VERY COLD.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 3025

nutrition information per serving

142 calories; 0g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 4mg sodium; 1g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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