Dry Martini cocktail

Dry Martini cocktail
The Dry Martini cocktail is a classic drink made with gin and dry vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist. The drink has a very delicate, incomparable taste and is highly recommended to try.
The Dry Martini cocktail was likely created by Martini di Arma di Taggia who was an Italian immigrant working as a bartender in New York. In 1912, Mr. Martini mixed two parts of gin with one part of dry vermouth, added a drop of orange bitterness, and called his creation "Dry Martini".
The proportions in this cocktail can vary greatly, from Wet Martini with a lot of vermouth to Naked Martini, in which the glass is rinsed with vermouth before the gin is poured into it.
We also have recipes for similar Martini drinks like the Espresso Martini, Porn Star Martini, a Cherry Martini and a French Martini.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • martini glass


  • 60 ml gin
  • 10 ml dry vermouth
  • 1 lemon twist or olive (to garnish)


  • Combine gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Stir well for 30 seconds.
  • Strain the mix into martini glass.
  • Garnish with olive or lemon twist and serve.


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In December 1933, Dry Martini cocktail was prepared in front of TV cameras by the US President F.D. Roosevelt who was celebrating the repeal of Prohibition.

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