Vodka Martini cocktail

Vodka Martini
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 MartiniPorn Star Martini, a Cherry Martini and the French Martini which you may enjoy.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 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.
A shot of vodka contains approximately 90 calories.

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