This classic martini recipe is perfect for cocktail purists
About the recipe
This classic martini recipe is perfect for cocktail purists. It's stirred, which would certainly not please James Bond.
Makes: 1 cocktail
Hands on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
2 ounces 80-proof London Dry Gin (or gin of choice)
1 ounce dry vermouth, such as Dolin
1 dash orange bitters (optional)
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.