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The Perfect Martini Served with Green Olives in a Martini Glass

The Perfect Martini

We like our dry martini chilled and powerful, with a good kick from the gin tempered by the vermouth.
Course Gin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 237kcal
Author Creative Culinary


  • Four 25 ml measures of good gin
  • One 25 ml measure of dry vermouth Noilly Pratt
  • 1 inch strip of peel from an un-waxed lemon or skewered olives


  • Pre-chill your shaker, glass, gin, and vermouth.
  • When cold, add ice to the shaker and measure in the required amounts of gin and vermouth. Shake or stir as required.
  • Strain into your chilled glass and twist the lemon peel until it leaves a spritz of lemon oil on the surface of the cocktail or use an olive instead of a twist.
  • Serve, holding by the stem.


Chilling all of your components is critical. The ice will take the cocktail to a super chill which won't be tempered by warm glasses. Love me an almost icy martini!


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g