Martini Cocktail – The Original Waldorf Astoria Martini Recipe

If you ordered a Martini at the beginning of the 1900s this is what you would have been given. The original Martini was a drier version of the Martinez as it substituted Sweet Vermouth for Dry Vermouth. London Dry Gin started to become popular in the early 1900s and people began ordering Martinis with dry gin instead of the original Old Tom Gin. The original Martini with Old Tom started being referred to as a Sweet Martini and a Martini with Dry Gin was called a Dry Martini. In fact before the Dry Martini got its’ iconic olive, it was also made with orange bitters.

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Martini – The Original Waldorf Astoria Martini Recipe

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

229

kcal
ABV

32%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic martini prior to the creation of the dry martini. Once the dry martini started to gain in popularity this recipe was often referred to as a sweet martini.

Ingredients

  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

  • 1.5 oz Dry Vermouth

  • 1.5 oz Old Tom Gin

Directions

  • Add Ice To Mixing Glass and 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 a lemon peel.

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