How to make Perfect Martini

The Perfect Martini

A martini is a serious cocktail, here is my favorite way to make it! With gin, obviously, and a twist of lemon.
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Course: Beverages, Cocktail
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Recipes, Quick Recipes
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 Martini


  • 3 ounces gin I prefer Hendricks
  • 1/4 ounce dry vermouth
  • strip of lemon zest
  • Ice


  • 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.
  • If you are zesting the lemon, do it right over the martini glass.
  • Strain the martini into a chilled martini glass, give the lemon zest a twist over the glass and add it to the drink.
  • 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.
Nutritional information is an estimate for your convenience. If you have strict nutritional needs, please do your due diligence to make sure this recipe fits your needs.
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