The Martini, more so than any other drink, embodies the class and style of the cocktail in the popular imagination. Truly the king of cocktails.
- Martini from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide -- original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
- a twist of lemon peel (including the pith); OR,
- cocktail olives, 1 to 4, depending on taste, queen size at minimum. Olive juice can be added to make it a Dirty Martini.
- Fill a martini glass with ice and water, set aside.
- Fill the glass half of a two-piece mixing glass to the top with ice, add 1 oz. dry vermouth.
- Add 2 oz. gin, stir gently until well-chilled.
- Discard ice and soda water from the martini glass.
- Strain martini into glass.
- Garnish with one olive (two makes it a Franklin).
- ↑ Not to be confused with a cigarette butt put out in a half-empty martini glass at a crowded bar, as that would be a 'filthy contaminated martini'.