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Dry martini

Dry martini
Los Angeles Times

THE making of a martini raises so many alluring questions: Does shaking spoil the taste of the martini? Does stirring get the drink cold enough? Should the bartender put on an exciting show, or should he mix with masterly nonchalance? ... Read more

Total time: 2 minutes | Serves 1
  • 2 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 pimento-stuffed olive

Step 1Stir the gin and vermouth with ice for 25 to 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Add the olive garnish.

Note: From Gary Regan's "The Joy of Mixology." He advises that if you are using one of the very dry and perfumed gins, such as Plymouth, Junipero, Tanqueray or Beefeater, you may want to increase the proportion of vermouth slightly.

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