- 1/2 oz. dry vermouth
- 3 oz. gin
Olives and/or lemon peel depending on your preference.
There are three ways of making a martini: shaken, stirred, and diamond pour. While the first two are pretty well known, the diamond pour is less common. Put both your martini glasses and your bottle of gin in the freezer for six hours minimum. Pour just a few drops of vermouth into the frozen glass, swirl and pour out. Then fill with chilled gin.
For a dirty martini, add 1/2 oz. brine from cocktail olives to above ingredients, shake with ice until well-chilled. Strain and serve.