Martinis can be made with either vodka or gin. Many prefer vodka, try them both and decide for yourself. Be warned, this is a strong and serious drink.


1 serving


ice cubes
3 ounces gin or vodka
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
pimiento-stuffed olives


Fill a mixing glass or tumbler three-fourths full with ice. Add gin and vermouth; stir until condensation forms on outside of glass. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with olives as desired.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 5 minutes

Additional Information

This recipe makes a dry martini. Use less vermouth for an extra-dry martini; use more for a "wet" martini. You may also serve the martini over ice in a rocks glass.

Nutritional Information

2/3 cup equals 209 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, trace carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 0 protein.

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