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  • 3 ounces gin (Beefeater, Tanqueray, or Bombay Sapphire—something around 94 proof)
  • 1/2 ounce Noilly Prat dry white vermouth
  • ice


  1. Chill a martini glass in the freezer for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Pour the gin and vermouth into a stainless-steel cocktail shaker or a chilled tumbler.
  3. Place 8 to 10 ice cubes in the shaker or tumbler, stir vigorously for about 20 seconds with a long-handled spoon, and strain into the chilled martini glass.
  4. How you finish off the martini is a matter of taste. A twist is the classiest way to go and yields the cleanest-tasting drink. An olive is the traditional garnish, and it looks cool. Take your pick.
By November, 2001

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 216Calories From Fat 0%
  • Calcium 1mg
  • Carbohydrate 2g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Fat 0g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Protein 0mg
  • Sat Fat 0g
  • Sodium 2mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Place olives in a glass jar with lemon or orange rind and cover with olive oil. They'll keep for months in the fridge.

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