Classic Martini

By 1922 the martini reached its most recognizable form in which London dry gin and dry vermouth are combined at a ratio of 2:1, stirred in a mixing glass with ice cubes, with the optional addition of orange or aromatic bitters, then strained into a chilled cocktail glass. Over time the generally expected garnish became the drinker’s choice of a green olive or a twist of lemon peel.


Published: March 19, 2020


  • 120ml gin
  • 20ml dry vermouth
  • 1 lemon
  • Ice


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with crushed ice.
  2. Add gin and vermouth, stirring in a circular motion with a bar spoon until the outside of the mixing glass or shaker becomes ice cold.
  3. Strain martini mixture into a chilled Nick and Nora glass.
  4. Shave off a child’s finger-sized peel from your lemon. Twist peel over the martini and rub it around the rim of the glass before, finally, putting it in the drink.