Martini Cocktail Recipe

Martini Cocktail Recipe


An easy cocktail recipe for a

Martini Cocktail

The famous cocktail from the James Bond movies 



  • 5 parts gin
  • 1 part vermouth dry (e.g. “Martini Extra Dry”)
  • a lemon or a green olive
  • ice cubes
  • cocktail glass


How to mix a Martini Cocktail

For a Martini cocktail stir the gin and vermouth with some ice cubes in a glass. Now strain into the cocktail glas (the ice cubes stay in the glass you used for stirring) Now cut a piece out of the skin of the lemon and squeeze that piece right above the drink. Instead of squeezing the lemon skin you can simply put a green olive in the cocktail glass. Just as you like – both are called Martini Cocktail.


Bartender’s tips and advice

  • The Martini Cocktail is a real classic among the mixed drinks. The big question regarding this drink is how much vermouth and how much gin you put into it. The ratio of 1:5 I chose for this recipe is a quite popular one, but try the martini cocktail with less vermouth and see if you like it better. Some people will just swill out the glass with a little bit of vermouth and pour it away before adding the gin.
  • Besides the popular Martini Extra Dry also the white vermouth Noilly Prat is a much liked option. Try any dry (white) vermouth and find out which one is your favorite.
  • Find more tips and interesting facts in the bartenders guide.


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