A Gibson is a classic Martini garnished with cocktail olives instead of olives or lemon peel. Photo by by Philip Pellat | IST.
Last Updated June 2010
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Page 2: Martini Recipes
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- 2-1/2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounces dry vermouth
- Green olive or lemon twist for garnish
- Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
- Stir well and strain into a chilled Martini glass.
- Add the garnish.
- For a dry Martini, reduce or eliminate the vermouth. (Eliminating the vermouth in a vodka Martini essentially creates “vodka on the rocks with a twist.”)
Dirty Martini: Add a small amount of olive brine to the mix.
50-50: Use equal parts of gin and dry vermouth.
Gibson: garnish with a cocktail onion.
Perfect Martini: Equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.
Vodka Martini: Replace gin with vodka.
Photo courtesy of Grey Goose.
Martini Glasses With A Twist
With color-coded Martini glasses, you’ll be able to find yours!
|Stainless Steel Martini Glasses by Oggi are sleek and don’t break. The stainless steel helps keep the chill. Click here for more information.
||Color-Coded Martini Glasses by Libbey. Each glass has a different color base so that people can identify their drinks. Click here for more information.
||BelloVaso Blown Glass Martini Glasses by Wilton Armetale. Ice, ice, baby! Chill with these ice blue and green glasses. Click here for more information.
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