About The Martini
Once called the greatest American invention of all time, the actual origins of this cocktail are shrouded in mystery; credited to both Italy and San Francisco, CA. The Martini became the signature cocktail of the United States during prohibition and has endured as a true symbol of elegance and class. The Martini is an essential in every bartender’s toolkit and no self-respecting mixologist may use the title without mastering this cocktail. Also, note the Martini is made with GIN not vodka, and is STIRRED, and not shaken.
2.5 oz. Gin
.5 oz. Dry Vermouth
1 Cocktail Olive/Lemon Twist
Rating: 4.0 Stars
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Unlike James Bond, stir this one until well chilled and strain into a martini glass.
Empire Tip: Garnish with a lemon twist or olives to your preference.