The Perfect Martini
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A martini is a serious cocktail, here is my favorite way to make it! With gin, obviously, and a twist of lemon.
Serves: 1
  • 3 ounces gin (I prefer Hendricks)
  • ¼ ounce dry vermouth
  • Strip of lemon zest
  • Ice
  1. In a pint glass or cocktail shaker, add ice, gin and vermouth. Allow them to sit, without shaking or stirring, for 2-3 minutes. You can swirl it a few times if you want.
  2. If you are zesting the lemon, do it right over the martini glass.
  3. Strain the martini into a chilled martini glass, give the lemon zest a twist over the glass and add it to the drink.
  4. Serve right away to your adoring fans.
This is a very strong drink. If you are a lightweight, you may want to share it. You can also make this with 2 ounces of gin if you prefer.
Recipe by Fox and Briar at