Dry Martini | The Classic Early 1900s Recipe and History

Dry Martini Cocktail
Dry Martini Cocktail

The original Martini did not start off with these ingredients or in these proportions. The original Martini was made of 2 oz Old Tom gin, 1 oz dry vermouth and two dashes of orange bitters. That became know as the Sweet Martini. Slightly later the Dry Martini came about that used London Dry Gin instead but retained the original proportions.

Even today the Martini has several variations when it comes to how much dry vermouth is added. Google it for more info but personally I’m a fan of the Churchill style which is just chilled gin with no vermouth added at all.

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Dry Martini | The Classic Early 1900s Recipe and History

5 from 1 vote
Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

300

kcal
ABV

33%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic dry martini based on early 1900s proportions.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz

  • Dry Vermouth
  • 2 oz

  • Dry Gin

Directions

  • Add Ice To Mixing Glass. Combine all ingredients in the mixing glass.
  • Stir the ingredients for 20 – 30 seconds to properly chill and dilute the drink.
  • Strain into glass and garnish with an Spanish olive

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