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The Martini, more so than any other drink, embodies the class and style of the cocktail in the popular imagination. Truly the king of cocktails.

  • Martini from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide -- original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.


  • 3 oz gin
  • ½ oz dry (white/blanc) vermouth (such as Noilly Prat, alternately Martini & Rossi)



  1. Fill a martini glass with ice and water, set aside.
  2. Fill the glass half of a two-piece mixing glass to the top with ice, add 1 oz. dry vermouth.
  3. Add 2 oz. gin, stir gently until well-chilled.
  4. Discard ice and soda water from the martini glass.
  5. Strain martini into glass.
  6. Garnish with one olive (two makes it a Franklin).
  7. Serve


"Proper" proportions are a matter of personal taste; "perfect" is 50-50 gin and vermouth; "dry" increases proportion of gin, "sweet" increases proportion of vermouth.