- Gin : 4 oz
- Dry Vermouth : 0.5 oz
- Olive : 2
Like it straight? Well, pour all of your ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes. Stir your drink well. Then, strain it into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with two olives.
Like it on the rocks? Pour all of your ingredients over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish it with two olives, serve and enjoy.
From the Bartender
How did the Martini come to be? There were several recipes similar to the modern-day martini seen in the bartending guides of the late 19th century. But at the same time, the Martini as we know it likely evolved from the Martinez, first served at San Francisco's Occidental Hotel in the early 1860s - a hotel often frequented before taking a ferry to the nearby Californian town of Martinez. Other theories link the martini to the name of a New York bartender, who created the drink at the Knickerbocker hotel in 1911.
Regardless of its origins, it was the rise of the Prohibition that led to the rise of the Martini - eventually becoming the most iconic cocktail of the mid-twentieth century. The meteoric rise of the martini had everything to do with how easy gin was to manufacture at the time. Even today, it remains one of the most popular cocktails in the world, due in large part to a certain British Secret Service agent with a license to kill and a passion for Martinis - shaken, not stirred.