This classic martini recipe is perfect for cocktail purists

Southern Kitchen
Martini

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

Ingredients

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) 

Instructions

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.