Classic Gin Martini

I like a nice cocktail. A perfectly prepared, impeccably presented, cocktail. I like the whole process of a cocktail. The amassing of the very best ingredients. The high-tech gleam of good stainless steel bar tools. The shimmering, sparkling crystal of very good bar ware. I like the entire ritual. This is of course epitomized in the scintillating viscosity a very good martini. Always gin, never vodka.

Classic Gin Martini 

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  • 2½ ounce gin
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • cocktail olives or cocktail onions for garnish


Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
Stir well.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with the cocktail onion.