Vodka Martini – Classic And Clean 1940s Martini

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Vodka Martini
Vodka Martini

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


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Vodka Martini

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Learn how to make the a classic Vodka Martini.


  • 1 oz Dry Vermouth

  • 2 oz Vodka


  • 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.


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