Dry Martini Recipes

Incredibly Awesome Dry Martini Recipes You Haven't Seen Before

Love to drink dry martini? This article tells you all about dry martini and gives some more interesting recipes. Read ahead...
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2018
Cocktails have become the most necessary attribute of a party. Sometimes you can be lenient on the food department but drinks and cocktails should be of the best class because most guests love to drink. Now, there are many types of cocktails in this world and many more would be coming in the future. Every cocktail has its equal share of supporters and critics. However, there is one cocktail which is special to everyone and most of us love to try it when we are in a different mood. Yes, I am talking about the dry martini.

Now we all know that martini is a cocktail which is made with gin and vermouth and is garnished with an olive. The popularity of martinis is so high that the glass in which it is served is known as Martini Glass. Olive and lemon are two favorite martini ingredients which are used for garnishing various martini recipes. The ingredient which differs martini from a dry martini is "Gin". This article talks about exciting recipes of dry martini.

How to Make a Dry Martini

Now you've hosted a party and don't know which cocktails to include. How about going for a dry martini instead? Many people have a wrong judgment about this drink. It is said that it should be served only on sad occasions, this is not at all true. This martini is one of the best cocktails to be served at parties. The drink is uniquely refreshing. Martinis are a great example for a refreshing beverage.

Classic Dry Martini
Ingredients
  • London Dry Gin, 2 ounces
  • French dry vermouth, ½ ounce
  • Chilled olive for garnishing
Preparation
Take a V-shaped martini glass and make it chill by filling it with ice and water. Take a large cocktail shaker and fill it with crushed ice. Add London Dry gin and French dry vermouth and stir it with long spoon for at least 50 seconds. It is important that the liquids have mixed well with each other and the ice has started to melt. Pour this beverage into a martini glass and add the chilled olive.

Now that you've learned to make dry martini, how about making it a bit different by adding in some flavor. Here is another recipe which can be made in the comfort of your home and is great for parties and small gatherings of friends.

Dirty Dry Martini
Ingredients
  • Gin, 2 ounces
  • Dry vermouth, 2 tbsp
  • Olive brine, 2 tbsp
  • Cocktail olives
Preparations
In a cocktail glass, add ice cubes and keep it in the freezer to make it chill. Now take a martini mixer and add all the martini ingredients in it. Close the lid and shake vigorously so that all the liquids can mix in well. Once this is done, remove the glass from the freezer and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass. Place the olives on a toothpick and dip the pointed end of the toothpick into the glass.

I hope now you know what is a dry martini? The main ingredient in this cocktail is the amount of vermouth you add to it. Dry martinis are a favorite among people from the corporate world. However, teens and young adults are the latest fans and they can't get enough of it. It is essential that vermouth is added but in small amounts. However, if someone likes more vermouth in their drink, this could be balanced with half a shot of martini in it.