Vodka Martini – Classic 1960s Cocktail Recipe

The Vodka Martini came about in the 1960s. Vodka liquor is relatively old historically (it has been around since the 12th century) but didn’t become popular for mixing in cocktails until the mid 1940s. This makes for a very clean Martini. I love good ol’ Gin Martinis but these are very good too. The Vodka martini was also James Bond’s drink of choice after his first love interest Vesper Lynd from Casino Royale died. After her death he never ordered another vesper cocktail again. He replaced it with the vodka martini.

Vodka Martini Cocktail
Vodka Martini Cocktail

Vodka Martini ingredients:

  • 60 mls (3 oz) Vodka
  • 15 mls (1/2 oz) Dry Vermouth

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.

ABV = 36%

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