Very Dry Martini
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Very Dry Martini
Cocktail recipe

Rating

0.93 / 5
The Very Dry Martini is a classic and minimalistic cocktail, revered for its straightforward yet elegant spirit-forward profile. A variation on the traditional martini, this version omits sweet red vermouth, ... more The Very Dry Martini is a classic and minimalistic cocktail, revered for its straightforward yet elegant spirit-forward profile. A variation on the traditional martini, this version omits sweet red vermouth, favoring the botanical crispness of gin as the sole spirit, resulting in a more pronounced dryness. It is customarily served in a chilled cocktail glass and often garnished with two olives, contributing a subtle briny counterpoint to the clean taste of the gin. The Very Dry Martini stands as a testament to cocktail purity and is an enduring favorite among enthusiasts who appreciate its potent simplicity.
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Gin
Garnish
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Olive
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40% | 3 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Gin cocktail ingredient
Gin
75ml 2½oz 7.5cl
Red vermouth cocktail ingredient
Red vermouth
Dash Dash Dash

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put ice into a mixing glass
Add a dash of dry vermouth to the ice, stir, then strain out and discard
Add gin to ice and stir until chilled
Strain into an ice cold glass, garnish with two olives and serve

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