Vodka martini is a cocktail that has vodka as the main ingredient, mixed with dry vermouth, not gin as a true martini.The first mention of Vodka martini occurred in a cocktail book written by Ted Saucier in 1951. However, the drink obtained real popularity through Ian Fleming's infamous hero – James Bond.There are a few traditional Martini garnishes; with a lemon garnish or olive being the most popular, but in a Gibson cocktail the garnish is a pickled onion!We also have recipes for similar Martini drinks like the Dry Martini, Porn Star Martini, a Cherry Martini and the French Martini which you may enjoy.
- martini glass
- 60 ml vodka
- 1 tbsp dry vermouth
- 3 olives or a lemon peel (to garnish)
- Combine vodka and dry vermouth in a mixing glass. Fill it with ice and stir until chilled.
- Strain into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with 3 olives on a cocktail stick, or with some lemon peel.