Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon


Alanna Hale

Yield: Yields 1 drink

The martini is the great-grandfather of all stirred cocktails. I’ve found a 5:1 gin-to-vermouth ratio to be most pleasing to the greatest number of martini drinkers.


  • 2-1/2 fl. oz. London dry gin
  • 1/2 fl. oz. dry vermouth
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 lemon twist or olive for garnish


  • Combine the gin and vermouth in a mixing glass and stir with ice cubes. Strain into a coupe or cocktail glass. Twist the peel over the surface of the cocktail and drop in the drink, or garnish with the olive, to serve.


Rate or Review


  • Maria66 | 05/14/2015

    I love this martini recipe, sometimes I add just a drop of lillet blanc too

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.


View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Bologna, Italy (512)

Join Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking for its first-ever visit to Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy. Host Pete Evans meets Stefano Corvucci, founder of the Culinary Institute of Bologna,…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras


Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks