Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Oh yes, the Martini. Conjures up nostalgic thoughts of movie actors in white dinner jackets talking around a swimming pool on an evening in Palm Springs. This is my way but this drink is so individual that there is no "Perfect Martini". I think the secret is in the quality of the liquor and the chilling. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  • 2 fluid ounces of good quality gin (I prefer Bombay Blue Sapphire or Beefeaters)
  • 1 fluid ounce dry vermouth (I prefer Martini and Rossi extra dry)
  • cocktail olive

  • 2 fluid ounces of good quality vodka (I prefer Grey Goose, Canadian Iceberg or Tanqueray Sterling)
  • 1 fluid ounce dry vermouth (See above preference)
  • cocktail olive
  • cocktail onion, and then you have a gibson


  1. Chill a Martini glass.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 to 2/3 full with ice cubes.
  3. Add the Vermouth and shake until the liquid is chilled and then strain (but do not shake out all of the liquid) leaving the ice cubes and inside of the shaker coated with the remaining Vermouth.
  4. Add the Gin or Vodka and shake until the mixture is chilled (if you are using a metal shaker you will feel the chill on the outside).
  5. Strain immediately into the chilled Martini glass and add several olives/onions on a cocktail skewer.
  6. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

A perfect Vodka Gibson! My preference is Ketel One vodka and three cocktail onions, hold the olives. Thanks for posting!

Kat's Mom April 21, 2009

Kudos for choosing Bombay sapphire gin but you really must use Noilly Prat vermouth.

Chef flowers #2 September 22, 2005

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