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Classic Martini

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2 ounces 80-proof London Dry Gin 
1 ounce dry vermouth, such as Dolin
2 dashes orange bitters, such as Regan's
Large ice cubes
Cocktail olive, for garnish (optional) 


Place a martini glass in the freezer to chill.

In a mixing glass, combine the gin, vermouth and bitters. Add the ice cubes and stir until the cocktail is well chillled, about 30 seconds. Strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with the olive, on a toothpick, if desired. Serve immediately.

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