A Gibson is a classic Martini garnished with cocktail olives instead of olives or lemon peel. Photo by by Philip Pellat | IST.



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June 2006
Last Updated June 2010

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cocktails

The Classic Martini & More

Page 2: Martini Recipes


This is Page 2 of a two-page article about the Martini. Click on the black links below to visit Page 1.


Classic Martini


  • 2-1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounces dry vermouth
  • Green olive or lemon twist for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well and strain into a chilled Martini glass.
  3. Add the garnish.
  4. 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.”)

Martini Variations

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!

Steel Martini Glass Color Martini Glasses
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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