Gin Martini

A gin martini is not only  the classic martini, it is the original martini.  The martini of martinis. And it saddens us to know that most people prefer vodka martinis, instead.  In the world of gin vs. vodka, vodka sadly seems to have won.

But I hope you have come here to learn how to make a gin martini, and that you will soon love drinking to gin martinis, if you don’t already.

2 Oz Gin
Dry Vermouth

Instructions to prepare your Gin Martini

In a cocktail shaker add a handful of ice, gin and vermouth.  Shake well, and strain into a chilled martini glass.  If you desire, add an olive or two, a lemon twist or whatever you wish.

Do not overshake, otherwise ice crystals will form on the top of the drink.  You do not want this, this is a sign of a bad cocktail.  You want to shake so it is cold and mixed, but not iced.  Also, do not store your gin in the freezer.  Part of the shaking process adds a bit of melted ice into the drink, and with chilled gin you cannot do this.